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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish dúnaim

Pronunciation

dōō-in

Verb

dùin

  1. shut, close
    • dùin an dorus, shut the door
  2. enclose, surround
  3. lace, button (as with boots or shoes)
  4. darken, obscure
    • Dhùin ceò bhliadhna air a dhèarrsa. The mists of the years has shrouded his splendour.

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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