síocháin

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish síthcháin, said to be a compound of síd, síth (peace) and caín (fair, gentle)[1] (modern caoin), though if true, the vowel change of the second element is unexpected.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

síocháin f (genitive singular síochána)

  1. peace

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “síthcháin”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Further reading[edit]

  • síocháin”, in Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926, Royal Irish Academy
  • Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “síoṫċáin”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 647