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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish cene from Welsh gynneu

Pronunciation

chēnna (ch as in loch)

Adverb

cheana

  1. already, before now
    • Rinn e sin a cheana. He has done that already.
    • Am fear e mharbh a mhàthair cheana, bheireadh e beò a nis i. He who killed his mother a little ago, would fain have her alive now.
  2. indeed
    • Tha e fuar cheana. It is cold indeed.

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

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