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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish becán m (a little, small quantity) (compare Scottish Gaelic beagan, Manx beggan); synchronically, beag (small, little) +‎ -án

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beagán m (genitive singular beagáin, nominative plural beagáin)

  1. a little, a bit (small amount) (+ genitive)
  2. a few (+ genitive)
    i mbeagán focalin a few words
    Níl ach beagán cairde aige.He has only a few friends.
  3. (as adverb) a little, somewhat

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beagán bheagán mbeagán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpea̯kaːn/

VerbEdit

beagán

  1. first-person singular present indicative of beahkit