salann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish salann, from Proto-Celtic *salanos, *salenos, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂ls.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

salann m (genitive singular salainn)

  1. salt

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 13

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *salanos, *salenos (compare Welsh halen), from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂ls, whence also English salt, Latin sāl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

salann m (genitive salainn, no plural)

  1. salt

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative salann
Vocative salainn
Accusative salannN
Genitive salainnL
Dative salunnL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: salann
  • Manx: sollan
  • Scottish Gaelic: salann

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish saland, from Proto-Celtic *salanos, *salenos, compare Latin sal and Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈs̪al̪ˠən̪ˠ/

Noun[edit]

salann m (genitive singular salainn, no plural)

  1. salt

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
salann shalann
after "an", t-salann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “salann”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “salann”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language