rìbhinn

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rígan (queen) (compare Irish ríon), from Proto-Celtic *rīganī.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /r̴iːvɪɲ/ invalid IPA characters (̴)

Noun[edit]

rìbhinn f (genitive singular rìbhinne, plural rìbhinnean)

  1. (poetic) maiden, girl
    A rìbhinn òg, 'bheil cuimhn' agad?
    Young maiden, do you remember?

References[edit]

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