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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A form of -an, being -an preceded by an original or euphonic vowel i-. See -an.

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  • proper noun A male given name.

Etymologies

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An anglicisation of Eóin, the Gaelic equivalent of the name John. The name originated in Ireland, and was taken from there to Scotland, where the modern form Iain co-exists with it. In Ireland it was largely supplanted by the later forms Seaan, Seón, and Seóan, of which the modern form is Seán (anglicised as Sean).

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