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BununEdit

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish búan (lasting, enduring; constant, firm, persevering).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

buan (genitive singular masculine buain, genitive singular feminine buaine, plural buana, comparative buaine)

  1. enduring, permanent
  2. steadfast, solid

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • buan- (permanent, perpetual; fixed)

Related termsEdit

  • buanaigh (perpetuate, transitive verb)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buan bhuan mbuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Entries containing “buan” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “buan” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ReferencesEdit


North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian bāne. Cognates include West Frisian beane.

NounEdit

buan m (plural buanen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) bean

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *būaną. Cognate with Old Frisian būwa, bōwa (West Frisian bouwe), Old Saxon būan (Low German bugen), Old Dutch būwan (Dutch bouwen), Old High German būan (German bauen), Old Norse búa (Swedish bo, Norwegian Nynorsk bu, Faroese búgva), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽 (bauan).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

būan

  1. to live or dwell
    He būde on Ēast-Englum: he lived with the East Angles. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
  2. to inhabit, to occupy
    Ne mæg mon meduseld būan: a man may not occupy the mead-bench, (Beowulf)

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

VerbEdit

būan

  1. to build

DescendantsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

VerbEdit

būan

  1. to build

DescendantsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish búan (lasting, enduring; constant, firm, persevering).

AdjectiveEdit

buan

  1. durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Old Breton buenion, modern Breton buan.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

buan (feminine singular buan, plural buain, equative buaned, comparative buanach, superlative buanaf)

  1. fast, swift, rapid
  2. (of a timepiece) fast; ahead of the correct time

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
buan fuan muan unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “buan”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies