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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bairenn (large stone; rocky district).

NounEdit

boireann f (genitive singular boirne, nominative plural boireanna)

  1. rock
  2. (geology) rocky country; karst

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
boireann bhoireann mboireann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "boireann" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • bairenn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish boinenn (female) (compare Irish baineann).

AdjectiveEdit

boireann (comparative boirinne)

  1. female, feminine
  2. (linguistics) feminine

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