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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish éicen f (necessity, compulsion; force; violence; tyranny; difficulty, need, trouble, strait; stress; overpowering exuberance; need, necessitousness).

NounEdit

èiginn f (genitive singular èiginne, plural èiginnean)

  1. difficulty, hardship, trouble
  2. necessity, emergency, pressure, desperation
  3. violence, duress

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