See also: bon, Bonn, and bønn

Irish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Irish bonn (sole of the foot), from Proto-Celtic *bundos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn with metathesis.

Noun

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bonn m (genitive singular boinn, nominative plural boinn)

  1. sole, pad
  2. foothold
  3. foundation, basis
    Synonym: fotha
  4. premise
  5. (automotive) tire
    Synonym: bonn rotha
  6. track
  7. (mathematics) base, radix
    Synonym: bonnuimhir
  8. (sailing) cill
    Synonym: bonn poill
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Etymology 2

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From Old Irish bonn (coin, piece of money), possibly from Latin pondo (by weight).

Noun

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bonn m (genitive singular boinn, nominative plural boinn)

  1. coin
    Synonym: bonn airgid
  2. medal
    Synonym: bonn comórtha
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Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bonn bhonn mbonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Noun

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bonn m (definite singular bonnen, indefinite plural bonner, definite plural bonnene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by bunn

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bon/, (north-western and northern) /boɲ/

Noun

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bonn n

  1. (dialectal) pronunciation spelling of born (children).

Etymology 2

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Noun

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bonn m (definite singular bonnen, indefinite plural bonnar, definite plural bonnane)

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of botn (bottom)

Scottish Gaelic

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Etymology

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From Middle Irish bonn (sole of the foot), from Proto-Celtic *bundos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn with metathesis.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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bonn m (genitive singular buinn, plural buinn or bonnan)

  1. base, bottom, foot
  2. sole
    bonn na bròigethe sole of the shoe
    bonn na coisethe sole of the foot
    bonn na stocainnthe sole of the sock
  3. article, clause
  4. coin
  5. medal

Derived terms

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Mutation

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

References

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  1. ^ Oftedal, M. (1956) The Gaelic of Leurbost, Isle of Lewis, Oslo: Norsk Tidsskrift for Sprogvidenskap

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