séan

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish sén, from Latin signum.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

séan m (genitive singular séin, nominative plural séana)

  1. sign, omen
  2. good luck, prosperity, happiness
    Sonas agus séan ort.
    May you be happy and prosperous.
    ár lá séinour lucky day
  3. (mathematics) index
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Verb[edit]

séan (present analytic séanann, future analytic séanfaidh, verbal noun séanadh, past participle séanta)

  1. (transitive) to mark with a sign, to bless
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish sénaid.

Verb[edit]

séan (present analytic séanann, future analytic séanfaidh, verbal noun séanadh, past participle séanta)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) to deny:
    1. to declare untrue
    2. to disavow, repudiate
    3. (with preposition ar) to refuse
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
séan shéan
after an, tséan
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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