uan

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

uan

  1. and

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish úan, from Proto-Celtic *ognos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnós (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]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish auen, uan (foam) (compare Modern Irish variants obhan, odhan, othan,[1] which all reflect the early Old Irish pronunciation of auen as a disyllabic word before loss of hiatus original caused by loss of *w.) from Proto-Celtic *fowino- (compare Proto-Brythonic *owin which yielded Welsh ewyn, Cornish Cornish ewyn, Middle Breton eon and Modern Breton ewon) or possibly *fowsino- from Proto-Indo-European *pew(H)-)[2] .

Noun[edit]

uan m (genitive singular uain)

  1. froth, foam
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]

  1. ^ Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla (Irish-English Dictionary), Pádraig S. Dineen, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1996 (first published 1927), p.1286
  2. ^ Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Ranko Matasović, Leiden/Boston, 2009, p.138

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úan, from Proto-Celtic *ognos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnós (lamb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uan m (genitive singular uain, plural uain)

  1. lamb

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • uan” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “2 úan”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language