méin

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old 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]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare mían (mineral, ore).

Noun[edit]

méin f

  1. (mining) mineral, ore; metal
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably the same word; the original nominative singular may have been mían.

Noun[edit]

méin f

  1. bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

méin n, m

  1. genitive singular of mían

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]