yn

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Manx

Alternative forms

  • y

Etymology

From Old Irish in (compare Scottish Gaelic and Irish an).

Article

yn

  1. the

Related terms

  • ny

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 in”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English inn.

Noun

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

Etymology 2

From Old English in.

Preposition

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (in)

Etymology 3

From Old English inne.

Adverb

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (in)

Middle Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ən/

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Particle

yn

  1. grammatical particle used in conjunction with bot (to be) to mark adjectival, nominal, or verbal complements
    • Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet:
      Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet a oed yn arglwyd ar seith cantref Dyuet.
      Pwyll Prince of Dyfed was lord of the seven cantrefs of Dyfed
  2. grammatical particle used to change an adjective into an adverb

Etymology 2

From Proto-Brythonic *ɨn, from Proto-Celtic *eni.

Preposition

yn

  1. in

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative forms

  • an

Determiner

yn

  1. our
Descendants
  • Welsh: ein

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ən/

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative forms

  • ’n (used after a vowel)

Particle

yn

  1. grammatical particle used in conjunction with bod (to be) to mark adjectival, nominal, or verbal complements
  2. grammatical particle used to change an adjective into an adverb
Usage notes

This particle causes the soft mutation (lenition), except for ⟨rh⟩ and ⟨ll⟩, in nouns and adjectives following it, but not in verbs. Thus in the above examples, cysglyd (an adjective meaning "sleepy") and bachgen (a noun meaning "boy") have been mutated to gysglyd and fachgen, but darllen (a verb meaning "to read") has not been mutated.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Brythonic *ɨn, from Proto-Celtic *eni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én.

Preposition

yn

  1. in, at (definite nouns)
Usage notes
  • This preposition causes the nasal mutation. Before g and c it becomes yng, before p, b and sometimes m it becomes ym. In some areas the spoken language applies a soft mutation rather than a nasal one to the following word, but in written language the nasal is constant.
  • Yn is used with definite nouns and noun phrases. Its equivalent for indefinite nouns is mewn.
Inflection
Alternative forms
  • ym (used before m, mh)
  • yng (used before ng, ngh)
Related terms
  • mewn

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian in, from Proto-Germanic *in, from Proto-Indo-European *en.

Preposition

yn

  1. in
  2. into

Derived terms

  • ynkringe
  • ynwenje

Further reading

  • “yn”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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