méin

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See also: mein and Mein

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish méin (bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality).

Noun[edit]

méin f (genitive singular méine)

  1. mind, disposition
  2. mien, bearing
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • dea-mhéin (goodwill, benevolence)
  • méiniúil (well-disposed, kind, friendly; fruitful, fertile, adjective)

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of mian.

Noun[edit]

méin

  1. (archaic, dialectal) dative singular of mian

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
méin mhéin not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably the same word as Old Irish méin (mineral); the original nominative singular may have been mían.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

méin f

  1. bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: méin

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare mían (mineral, ore).

Noun[edit]

méin f (genitive míana)

  1. (mining) mineral, ore; metal
Inflection[edit]
Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative méin méinL méiniH
Vocative méin méinL méiniH
Accusative méinN méinL méiniH
Genitive míanoH, míanaH míanoH, míanaH méineN
Dative méinL méinib méinib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

méin n or m

  1. genitive singular of mían (desire, inclination)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
méin
also mméin after a proclitic
méin
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]