Words and Proper Names

-ána

1162.
Ó Maolalaigh (Roibeard): Varia: II. A possible internal source for Scottish Gaelic plural -an.
In Ériu 53 (2003), pp. 157–161.
Suggests ScG pl. -an may derive from pl. form -ána of diminutives, based on realisations with final 'geminate’ n.