mèinn

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mían (mineral, ore).

Noun[edit]

mèinn f (genitive singular mèinne, plural mèinnean)

  1. (geology, mining) ore; mine, vein, seam (deposit of ore)
  2. mine (explosive)
  3. mind, desire, inclination, disposition (whether good or bad)
  4. native quality or energy
  5. love, fondness
  6. discretion, clemency
  7. expression
  8. air; mien
  9. mercy; kindness; tenderness

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Verb[edit]

mèinn (past mhèinn, future mèinnidh, verbal noun mèinneadh, past participle mèinnte)

  1. (geology, mining) mine, excavate

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • 2 mían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.