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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese meão, from Latin mediānus. Doublet of mediano.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meán m (plural meáns)

  1. chain or strap that connects both rigid parts of a flail
    Synonyms: cedoiro, loro

ReferencesEdit

  • meao” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • meao” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • mean” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.

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 not applicable
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.