See also: ean, -ean, Ean, EAN, -eán, and ἐάν

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish én, from Proto-Celtic *ɸetnos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

éan m (genitive singular éin, nominative plural éin)

  1. bird
    Luigh leis an uan, agus éirigh leis an éan.
    Lie with the lamb, and rise with the bird.
  2. young (of bird)
  3. (by extension) young (of other animals)

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative plural: éanacha (Cois Fharraige, Iorras (Co. Mayo))

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit