meán

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See also: mean

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish medón, from Latin mediānus. Cognate with English mean. Compare Scottish Gaelic meadhan.

Adjective[edit]

meán ‎(genitive singular masculine meáin, genitive singular feminine meáine, plural meána, comparative meáine)

  1. mid, central
  2. middle
  3. average

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

meán m ‎(genitive singular meáin, nominative plural meáin)

  1. middle
  2. (mathematics) mean
  3. medium
  4. average
  5. (anatomy) middle, waist
  6. middle zone

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meán mheán unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "meán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • medón” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.