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caoin

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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kiːnʲ]

Etymology 1

From Old Irish caín.

Adjective

caoin (genitive singular feminine caoine, plural caoine, comparative caoine)

  1. smooth

Etymology 2

From Old Irish caínid < Brythonic, cf. Welsh cwyn (lament).

Verb

caoin

  1. keen, lament
  2. cry, weep
Mutation
Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caoin chaoin gcaoin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
Conjugation

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

Verb

caoin

  1. keen, lament
  2. cry, weep

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