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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rían.

NounEdit

rian m (genitive singular riain, nominative plural rianta)

  1. course, path
  2. mark, trace, track
  3. (card games) jink
  4. power of movement, vigor
  5. (traditional) genealogy

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative genitive plural used in certain cases: rian

Derived termsEdit

  • comhrian (corresponding course; contour)
  • trasrian (crossing)
  • rianaí (wayfarer, wanderer; tracker, tracer; genealogist)
  • rianaigh (to mark out, trace, indent, chart, track)

Further readingEdit

  • rían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “rian” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 568.
  • "rian" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “rian” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “rian” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

KairiruEdit

NounEdit

rian

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Terry Crowley, ‎Claire Bowern, An Introduction to Historical Linguistics (2010, ISBN 0195365542, page 333
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rivus.

NounEdit

rian m (please provide plural)

  1. brook

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish rían.

NounEdit

rian m (genitive singular rian, plural rianan)

  1. method, system, mode, manner
  2. methodicalness, orderliness
  3. reason, sense, sanity
  4. (music) arrangement

Derived termsEdit

  • mì-rian (confusion, disorder, turbulence)
  • rianachd (management, administration)
  • rianadair (arranger; controller, governor)
  • rianail (methodical)
  • rianaire (administrator)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

rian

  1. definite singular of ria