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duine

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish duine < Proto-Celtic *gdonyo- (human, person) < Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- (earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth).

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NounEdit

duine m (genitive duine, nominative plural daoine)

  1. A person, a human being.

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
duine dhuine nduine
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *gdonyo- (human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- (earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth) (whence also Old Irish (place, spot)). For the parallel semantical development of the noun for "man, human" from the cognate nominal stem for "earth", confer also Latin homō (man, person), Old Lithuanian žmuõ (man) and Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌼𐌰 (guma).

NounEdit

duine m (nominative plural doíni)

  1. person

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish duine, from Proto-Celtic *gdonyo- (human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- (earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm (earth).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duine m (genitive duine, plural daoine)

  1. man
  2. person, body, individual
    • 1911 (Birlinn Limited), Edward Dwelly: The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary:
      Duine gun mhath gun chron, is motha a chron na a mhath. - A man that's neither good nor ill is more ill than good.
  3. husband
  4. one
    Is fheudar dha duine a-riamh a dh'aithneachadh na thathar a' dèanamh le fhèin an duine - One must always know what one is doing with oneself
    Chan eil fios aig duine a riamh - One never knows

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