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IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old 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


Old IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare mían (mineral, ore).

NounEdit

méin f

  1. (mining) mineral, ore; metal
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2Edit

Probably the same word; the original nominative singular may have been mían.

NounEdit

méin f

  1. bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit
  • Irish: méin

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

méin n or m

  1. genitive singular of mían

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit