Alternative formsEdit


From Old Irish ingen, from Primitive Irish ᚔᚅᚔᚌᚓᚅᚐ ‎(inigena), from Proto-Celtic *eni-genā, from Proto-Indo-European [Term?] (compare Latin indigena ‎(native), Ancient Greek ἐγγόνη ‎(engónē, granddaughter)).



inneen f ‎(genitive singular inneen, plural inneenyn)

  1. daughter
    Eshyn ta geddyn drogh chleuin t'eh coayl inneen.‎ ― He who gets a bad son-in-law loses a daughter.
    Hymnee eh e argid er e 'nneen.‎ ― He left his money to his daughter.
    Ta 'neen echey jeh'n eash ayd.‎ ― He has a daughter your age.
    Ta 'nneen echey uneashagh rhyt.‎ ― He has a daughter your age.
    Ta troor dy 'neenyn eck dy chur ayns poosey.‎ ― She has three daughters to marry off.
    T'eh son cur Moirrey er e 'neen.‎ ― He is going to call his daughter Mary.


  • 1 ingen” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.