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freagair

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri (against) + gairid (calls).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfʲɾʲaɡəɾʲ]

VerbEdit

freagair (present analytic freagraíonn, future analytic freagróidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagartha)

  1. to answer

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
freagair fhreagair bhfreagair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri (against) + gairid (calls).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

freagair (past fhreagair, future freagairidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagairte)

  1. answer, reply
    Freagair an duine. ― Answer the man.
  2. suit, befit
  3. match, fit, correspond to, tally

Usage notesEdit

  • In the senses "suit", "fit" etc used with the prepositions do, ri and air:
    Am freagair an còta dhomh/rium/orm? ― Will the coat suit me?

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