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fonn

fonn

See also: fönn

Faroese

Noun

fonn f (genitive singular fannar, plural fannir)

  1. snowdrift
  2. bow wash, bow wave

Declension

f4 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fonn fonnin fannir fannirnar
Accusative fonn fonnina fannir fannirnar
Dative fonn fonnini fonnum fonnunum
Genitive fannar fannarinnar fanna fannanna

Synonyms


Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Galway) IPA(key): /fˠuːn̪ˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /fˠʌn̪ˠ/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish fonn (desire, fondness).

Noun

fonn m (genitive singular foinn)

  1. desire, urge
  2. mood (with chun or the genitive of what the person is in the mood for)
    fonn orm chun damhsa.
    I feel like dancing; I’m in the mood for dancing.
    fonn damhsa orm.
    I feel like dancing; I’m in the mood for dancing.

Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Irish fonn (melody, song).

Noun

fonn m (genitive singular foinn, nominative plural foinn)

  1. (music) air (song)

Declension

Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fonn fhonn bhfonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fon͈/

Etymology 1

Possibly a late or variant form of bonn (sole, foot).

Noun

fonn m, n

  1. sole (of the foot):
  2. base, bottom, foundation
  3. soil, ground, (by extension) piece of land, territory
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2

Noun

fonn m

  1. desire, fondness, pleasure (in something)
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 3

Perhaps an extension of fonn2.

Noun

fonn m

  1. melody, song
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fonn ḟonn fonn
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔun̪ˠ/

Noun

fonn m (genitive singular fuinn, plural fuinn)

  1. tune, melody

Synonyms

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fonn fhonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Vilamovian

Noun

fonn n (plural of fōn)

  1. flags