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yn

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of yn in English

English Online Dictionary. What means yn‎? What does yn mean?

  • in

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

  • IPA(key): /ɪn/

yn

  1. in
  • y

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

yn

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

From Old English inn.

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

From Old English in.

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (in)

From Old English inne.

yn

  1. Alternative form of in (in)
  • IPA(key): /ən/

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

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

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

yn

  1. in

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

  • an

yn

  1. our
  • Welsh: ein

From Proto-West Germanic *ūniju, *unnjā (onion).

  • IPA(key): /yːn/

ȳn f

  1. onion
  • ċiepe
  • hramsa
  • lēac
  • ynnelēac
  • IPA(key): /ən/

Specialized use of yn (in). The lack of nasal mutation probably stems from a lost article or possessive pronoun qualifying the verbal noun.

  • ’n (used after a vowel)

yn

  1. grammatical particle used in conjunction with bod (to be) to mark adjectival, nominal, or verbal predicate complements
  2. grammatical particle used to change an adjective into an adverb
    yn ddawell
    yn fawrgreatly
    yn wirtruly
  • This particle triggers soft mutation, except for on words beginning with ⟨rh⟩ and ⟨ll⟩, of anything substantival, namely nouns, adjectives, numerals and verbal nouns used substantivally.
  • It triggers no mutation on anything verbal, which in practice means verbal nouns used verbally.

From Middle Welsh yn, from Old Welsh in, from Proto-Brythonic *ɨn, from Proto-Celtic *eni, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én.

  • ym, yng

yn

  1. in, at (definite nouns)
  • This particle triggers nasal mutation. Before ⟨p⟩, ⟨b⟩ and sometimes ⟨m⟩, it becomes ym and before ⟨c⟩ and ⟨g⟩, it becomes yng. In certain informal contexts or dialects, it may trigger soft or no mutation at all.
  • Yn is used with definite nouns and noun phrases, its indefinite equivalent being mewn.
  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “yn”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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

  • IPA(key): /iːn/

yn

  1. in
  2. into
  • ynkringe
  • ynwenje
  • “yn”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

yn

  1. Alternative form of ing (in)
  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 114

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