mían

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Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore)

Noun[edit]

mían f (genitive míana)

  1. (mining) mineral, ore

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Manx: meain
  • Scottish Gaelic: mèinn

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mían mían
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]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *mey-n-eh₂-, from *mey- (change).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mían n or m (genitive méin, nominative plural míana)

  1. desire, inclination; object of desire

Inflection[edit]

As neuter noun:

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Vocative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Accusative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Genitive méinL mían míanN
Dative míanL míanaib míanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

As masculine noun:

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative mían míanL méinL
Vocative méin míanL míanuH
Accusative míanN míanL míanuH
Genitive méinL mían míanN
Dative míanL míanaib míanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mían
also mmían after a proclitic
mían
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]