See also: toin, tòin, and töin

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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

tóin

  1. definite nominative singular of

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish tón(anus), from Proto-Celtic *tuknā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewk-. Cognate with English thigh. Compare Scottish Gaelic tòin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tóin f ‎(genitive singular tóna, nominative plural tóineanna)

  1. buttocks
  2. arse, bum, ass, butt
  3. rear, back
  4. (nautical) aft, stern
  5. (architecture, of a building) basement, cellar

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tóin thóin dtóin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 393
  • tóin” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tón” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "tóin" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.