IrishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

faoin

  1. Contraction of faoi an.
    under the
    about the

Usage notesEdit

Depending on dialect, triggers either lenition or eclipsis of the following consonant (except d, s, t):

  • faoin fhuinneog/bhfuinneog
    under the window

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

faoin (comparative faoine)

  1. silly, foolish, daft, inane, naive
  2. futile, vain
  3. frivolous, giddy
  4. superficial, shallow, vacuous