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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fíann, from Proto-Celtic *wēnos (hero), from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (strive for, wish, desire). Cognate with Latin vēnor (I hunt), Old English wynn (joy, desire) and Old Norse vinr (friend). Akin to Irish fine.

NounEdit

fiann f (genitive singular féinne, nominative plural fianna)

  1. (historical, literary, Irish mythology) roving band of warrior-hunters
  2. band of soldiers
    1. (by extension) band, group

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fiann fhiann bhfiann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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