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Irish

Etymology

Old Irish find, Welsh gwyn, Cornish guyn, Breton gwenn, Gaulish vindo-, *vindo-, a nasalised form of root vid, veid, see, as in fios. Cf. Servian vidny/, clear

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [fʲuːn]

Adjective

fionn

  1. fair (of hair or complexion).
    "Chunnaic mi Cailean fionn MacGill'Eathain a' tighinn gam ionnsaigh." ("I saw fair-haired Colin MacLean coming towards me.")

Declension

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative fionn fionn fionna
Vocative finn fionn fionna
Genitive finn finne fionn
Dative fionn fionn
archaic finn
fionna

comparative/superlative: finne

Also see bán/bàn.

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