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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish faílenn + -án (diminutive suffix) (ending has been reanalysed, based on a dialect or dialects where -ann and -án are homophones).

NounEdit

faoileán m (genitive singular faoileáin, nominative plural faoileáin)

  1. gull, seagull (seabird)
    Synonym: faoileog (Ulster)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faoileán fhaoileán bhfaoileán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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