olann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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 t-olann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wlanā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

olann f ‎(genitive olla, no plural)

  1. wool

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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]

  • olann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish olann, from Proto-Celtic *wlanā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

Noun[edit]

olann f ‎(genitive singular olainn)

  1. wool

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • olann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.