Galician

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Verb

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mían

  1. third-person plural present indicative of miar

Middle Irish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore).

Noun

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mían f (genitive míana)

  1. (mining) mineral, ore

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Manx: meain
  • Scottish Gaelic: mèinn

Mutation

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Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mían mían
pronounced with /β̃(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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Old Irish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *mēnom, possibly from *mey- (change).[1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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mían n or m (genitive méin, nominative plural míana)

  1. desire, inclination; object of desire

Inflection

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As neuter noun:

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Vocative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Accusative míanN míanN míanL, míana
Genitive méinL mían míanN
Dative míanL míanaib míanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

As masculine noun:

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative mían míanL méinL
Vocative méin míanL míanuH
Accusative míanN míanL míanuH
Genitive méinL mían míanN
Dative míanL míanaib míanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms

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Descendants

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Mutation

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

References

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  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*mēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 266

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