See also: Fionn and fíonn

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish finn, from Proto-Celtic *windos.

AdjectiveEdit

fionn (genitive singular masculine finn, genitive singular feminine finne, plural fionna, comparative finne)

  1. fair (of hair or complexion)
  2. blond(e)
DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

fionn m (genitive singular finn, nominative plural fionna)

  1. (pathology) cataract (in eye)
DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

fionn (present analytic fionnann, future analytic fionnfaidh, verbal noun fionnadh, past participle fionnta) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. make white, whiten
  2. clear, brighten
  3. scorch, singe; set alight
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Irish finnaid.

VerbEdit

fionn (present analytic fionnann, future analytic fionnfaidh, verbal noun fionnadh, past participle fionnta)

  1. (transitive) ascertain, find out, discover
  2. (transitive) contrive, invent
ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fionn fhionn bhfionn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish find.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fionn (comparative fionna)

  1. fair (of hair or complexion)
    Chunnaic mi Cailean Fionn a' tighinn gam ionnsaigh.I saw Fair-haired Colin coming towards me.
  2. white
    Synonym: bàn

DeclensionEdit

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative fionn fhionn fionna
Vocative fhinn fhionn fionna
Genitive fhinn fhinn/finne fionna
Dative fhionn fhionn/fhinn fionna

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

fionn f

  1. (pathology) cataract (in eye)

VerbEdit

fionn (past dh'fhionn, future fionnaidh, verbal noun fionnadh, past participle fionnte)

  1. flay, skin

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fionn fhionn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit