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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English mandarin, from Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, and its source, Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, agent suffix).

NounEdit

mandairín m (genitive singular mandairín, nominative plural mandairíní)

  1. (historical, politics, pejorative) mandarin (high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire, etc.)

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English mandarin, mandarine, from French mandarine, feminine of mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.

NounEdit

mandairín m (genitive singular mandairín, nominative plural mandairíní)

  1. mandarine, mandarin orange

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DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

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