suain

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

suain m

  1. genitive singular of suan

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish súan (slumber, sleep).

Noun[edit]

suain f (genitive singular suaine, plural suainean)

  1. slumber, sleep, narcosis

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually implies a deep sleep.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • súan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.