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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ciúnas, synchronically analyzable as ciúin (calm, silent, still, adjective) +‎ -as.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ciúnas m (genitive singular ciúnais)

  1. calmness; stillness, quiet, silence

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ciúnas chiúnas gciúnas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ciúin +‎ -as.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ciúnas m (genitive ciúnais, no plural)

  1. calmness, quiet
  2. repose

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: ciúnas
  • Manx: kiunys
  • Scottish Gaelic: ciùineas

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit