sén

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin signum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sén m (genitive seoin)

  1. a sign, omen, portent
    • Lebor na hUidre 1.4504
      nis téilcset a fathi ⁊ a ndruíd ass sein ... oc írnaidi ṡeóin
  2. a favourable sign, a blessing, good luck, success

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative sén sénL séoinL
Vocative séoin sénL sénuH
Accusative sénN sénL sénuH
Genitive séoinL sén sénN
Dative séonL sénaib sénaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: séan
  • Scottish Gaelic: seun

Mutation[edit]

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

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