See also: suan, Suan, suàn, suān, süän, and suǎn

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *swépnos, which is derived from the root *swep- (to sleep).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

súan m

  1. slumber, sleep

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative súan
Vocative súain
Accusative súanN
Genitive súainL
Dative súanL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: suan
  • Scottish Gaelic: suain

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
súan ṡúan unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.