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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse beinn.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beinn (comparative beinni, superlative beinastur)

  1. straight, right
    Maðurinn stendur beinn.
    The man stands straight.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit


IrishEdit

VerbEdit

beinn

  1. first-person singular past subjunctive of

MutationEdit

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.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

NounEdit

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

  1. mountain
  2. ben
  3. summit, pinnacle, apex
  4. tine of deer

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *bainaz.

AdjectiveEdit

beinn (comparative beinari, superlative beinastr)

  1. straight, right
  2. hospitable
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

beinn

  1. (in compounds) -legged
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

NounEdit

beinn f (genitive singular beinne, plural beanntan)

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

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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.

Further readingEdit