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rian

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rían.

NounEdit

rian m (genitive riain, nominative plural rianta)

  1. course, path
  2. mark, trace, track
  3. (card games) jink
  4. power of movement, vigor
  5. (traditional) genealogy

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Genitive plural rian is only used in some cases; in others, genitive plural is identical to nominative plural, rianta.

Derived termsEdit

  • comhrian (corresponding course; contour)
  • trasrian (crossing)
  • rianaí (wayfarer, wanderer; tracker, tracer; genealogist)
  • rianaigh (to mark out, trace, indent, chart, track)

LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rivus

NounEdit

rian m (please provide plural)

  1. brook

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rían.

NounEdit

rian m (genitive rian, plural rianan)

  1. method, system, mode, manner
  2. methodicalness, orderliness
  3. reason, sense, sanity
  4. (music) arrangement

Derived termsEdit

  • mì-rian (confusion, disorder, turbulence)
  • rianachd (management, administration)
  • rianadair (arranger; controller, governor)
  • rianail (methodical)
  • rianaire (administrator)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

rian

  1. definite singular of ria