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NounEdit

lón n (genitive singular lóns, nominative plural lón)

  1. a lagoon

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

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 3Edit

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.