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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

lón n (genitive singular lóns, nominative plural lón)

  1. a lagoon

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish lón (fat; provision(s), food, victuals, sustenance; feast), with the shift in meaning towards “lunch” likely influenced by the resemblance to the English word.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lón m (genitive singular lóin, nominative plural lónta)

  1. provision, supply; food, victuals, sustenance
    1. repast, collation
    2. lunch, luncheon

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lón m (genitive singular lóin, nominative plural lóin)

  1. Alternative form of luan (loin)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

lón (present analytic lónann, future analytic lónfaidh, verbal noun lónadh, past participle lónta)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of lónaigh (supply, provision; lay in; put by, hoard)
ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "lón" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 lón” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.