Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rígan (queen) (compare Irish ríon), from Proto-Celtic *rīganī.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /r̴iːvɪɲ/ invalid IPA characters (̴)

NounEdit

rìbhinn f (genitive singular rìbhinne, plural rìbhinnean)

  1. (poetic) maiden, girl
    A rìbhinn òg, 'bheil cuimhn' agad?
    Young maiden, do you remember?

ReferencesEdit

  • rígan, rígain” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.