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From Old Irish cnú (compare Scottish Gaelic cnò, Manx cro), from Proto-Celtic *knūs (compare Welsh cnau (nuts)), from Proto-Indo-European *knew- (compare English nut).


cnó m, f (genitive singular cnó, nominative plural cnónna)

  1. nut (hard-shelled fruit; metal fastener)


As masculine noun:

As feminine noun:

Derived termsEdit


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cnó chnó gcnó
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "cnó" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cnú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “cnó” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “cnó” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.