Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse beinn, from Proto-Germanic *bainaz.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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beinn (comparative beinni, superlative beinastur)

  1. straight, right
    Maðurinn stendur beinn.
    The man stands straight.
  2. (television) live

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Irish

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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beinn

  1. first-person singular past subjunctive of

Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn bheinn mbeinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 52

Manx

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Etymology

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From Old Irish benn (peak, point, prong, pinnacle),[1] from Proto-Celtic *bandā (peak, top).

Noun

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beinn m (genitive singular beinnee, plural beinnyn or binn)

  1. mountain
    Synonyms: muyne, slieau
  2. ben
  3. summit, pinnacle, apex
    Synonyms: ard-veinn, baare, mullagh
  4. tine of deer

Mutation

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn veinn meinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “benn”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old Irish

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Alternative forms

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Verb

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·beinn

  1. inflection of at·tá:
    1. first-person singular conditional
    2. first-person singular past subjunctive

Mutation

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·beinn ·beinn
pronounced with /-β(ʲ)-/
·mbeinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Norse

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *bainaz.

Adjective

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beinn (comparative beinari, superlative beinastr)

  1. straight, right
  2. hospitable
Declension
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Further reading

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  • beinn”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2

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From bein n (bone, leg), from Proto-Germanic *bainą, also from *bainaz.

Adjective

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beinn

  1. (in compounds) -legged
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Scottish Gaelic

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Etymology

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From Old Irish benn (peak, point, pinnacle),[1] from Proto-Celtic *bandā (peak, top). Doublet of beann.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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beinn f (genitive singular beinne, plural beanntan)

  1. mountain, hill
    Synonyms: monadh, sliabh
    mar an ceò thall air a' bheinnas the distant mist on the hill
  2. pinnacle
  3. bin
  4. head, top, high place

Declension

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Descendants

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Mutation

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Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
beinn bheinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “benn”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Further reading

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  • Edward Dwelly (1911) “beinn”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary]‎[1], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • MacLennan, Malcolm (1925) A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh: J. Grant, →OCLC