uan

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úan, from Proto-Celtic *ognos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnos ‎(lamb).

Noun[edit]

uan m ‎(genitive singular uain, nominative plural uain)

  1. lamb
    Luigh leis an uan, agus éirigh leis an éan.
    Lie with the lamb, and rise with the bird.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uan n-uan huan t-uan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "uan" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 2 úan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úan, from Proto-Celtic *ognos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnos ‎(lamb).

Noun[edit]

uan m ‎(genitive singular uain, plural uain)

  1. lamb

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2 úan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.