puisín

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From puis! puis! (puss! puss!) (a borrowing from English puss) + -ín (diminutive suffix).

puisín

Noun[edit]

puisín m (genitive singular puisín, nominative plural puisíní)

  1. pussy-cat; kitten (a young cat)
    siúl an chait ag an bpuisínthe boy aping the man”, literally “the kitten walking like the cat
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Etymology 2[edit]

From pus ((protruding) mouth; sulky expression, pout; snout) +‎ -ín (diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

puisín m (genitive singular puisín, nominative plural puisíní)

  1. lip
  2. calf's muzzle
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Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
puisín phuisín bpuisín
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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