Irish Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Contraction Edit


  1. Contraction of faoi an.
    under the
    about the

Usage notes Edit

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

  • faoin fhuinneog/bhfuinneog
    under the window

Related terms Edit

Scottish Gaelic Edit

Etymology Edit

From Middle Irish fáen.

Pronunciation Edit

Adjective Edit

faoin (comparative faoine)

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

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