meán

See also: mean

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish medón, from Latin mediānus. Cognate with English mean. Compare Scottish Gaelic meadhan.

AdjectiveEdit

meán ‎(genitive singular masculine meáin, genitive singular feminine meáine, plural meána, comparative meáine)

  1. mid, central
  2. middle
  3. average

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

meán m ‎(genitive singular meáin, nominative plural meáin)

  1. middle
  2. (mathematics) mean
  3. medium
  4. average
  5. (anatomy) middle, waist
  6. middle zone

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meán mheán unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "meán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • medón” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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