olann

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See also: ólann

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish olann, from Proto-Celtic *ulanā, a sandhi variant of *wlanā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ (compare Welsh gwlân, Breton gloan, Cornish gwlan, Gaulish *wlanā (wool)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

olann f (genitive singular olla, nominative plural olanna)

  1. wool
  2. woolly hair, mop of hair

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
olann n-olann holann 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[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ulanā, a sandhi variant of *wlanā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

olann f (genitive ollnae, no plural)

  1. wool

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative olannL, oland
Vocative olannL, oland
Accusative olainnN, olaind
Genitive ollnaeH
Dative olainnL, olaind
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: olann
  • Scottish Gaelic: olann
  • Manx: ollan

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
olann unchanged n-olann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish olann, from Proto-Celtic *ulanā, a sandhi variant of *wlanā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

olann f (genitive singular olainn)

  1. wool
    Synonym: clòimh

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
olann n-olann h-olann t-olann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “olann”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “olann”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language