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Middle IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore)

NounEdit

mían f (genitive míana)

  1. (mining) mineral, ore

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Manx: meain
  • Scottish Gaelic: mèinn

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mían mían
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


Old IrishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. desire, inclination; object of desire

InflectionEdit

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 termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit