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gair

gair

See also: gáir

Irish

Verb

gair (present analytic gaireann, future analytic gairfidh, verbal noun gairm, past participle gairthe)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) call
    1. (literary) invoke
    2. acclaim
Conjugation
Alternative forms
Derived terms
  1. aisghair (abrogate; repeal, transitive verb)
  2. gair ar (call upon, summon, invoke)
  3. gair de (name, proclaim, inaugurate)

Etymology 2

Inflected forms of gar (near; nearness).

Adjective

gair

  1. vocative masculine singular of gar
  2. genitive masculine singular of gar
  3. (archaic) dative feminine singular of gar

Noun

gair m

  1. genitive singular of gar

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gair ghair ngair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "gair" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 3 gairid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

Compare to English gore (third sense).

Pronunciation

Noun

gair (plural gairs)

  1. (archaic) A strip of grass on a hillside, especially bright green and fertile grass.

Welsh

Etymology

From Middle Welsh geir, from Proto-Brythonic *gėr, from Proto-Celtic *garyo- (word, speech), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵh₂r-, zero grade of *ǵeh₂r-.

Cognate with Ancient Greek γῆρυς (gêrus, voice, speech), Khotanese [script needed] (ysār-, to sing), Latin garriō (chatter), Old English ċearu (sorrow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡai̯r/

Noun

gair m (plural geiriau or geirau)

  1. word

Derived terms

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gair air ngair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References