See also: dunn, Dunn, and dünn

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dúnn, from Proto-Germanic *dūna- (down), which is related to *dauniz ((pleasant) smell), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰowh₂-nis, from the root *dʰewh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dúnn m (genitive singular dúns, no plural)

  1. down (immature feathers on young birds)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kroonen, Guus, “dauna-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2013, →ISBN, page 90

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From do + sinni.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

dúnn

  1. first-person plural of do: to us, for us

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: dúinn
  • Manx: dooin
  • Scottish Gaelic: dhuinn