See also: mein and Mein

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish méin (bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality).

NounEdit

méin f (genitive singular méine)

  1. mind, disposition
  2. mien, bearing
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • dea-mhéin (goodwill, benevolence)
  • méiniúil (well-disposed, kind, friendly; fruitful, fertile, adjective)

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of mian.

NounEdit

méin

  1. (archaic, dialectal) dative singular of mian

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
méin mhéin not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably the same word as Old Irish méin (mineral); the original nominative singular may have been mían.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

méin f

  1. bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: méin

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *mēnis.

NounEdit

méin f (genitive míana)

  1. (mining) mineral, ore; metal
InflectionEdit
Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative méin méinL méiniH
Vocative méin méinL méiniH
Accusative méinN méinL méiniH
Genitive míanoH, míanaH míanoH, míanaH méineN
Dative méinL méinib méinib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

méin n or m

  1. genitive singular of mían (desire, inclination)

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
méin
also mméin after a proclitic
méin
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit