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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish amarc m(act of looking at; faculty of sight; object of sight, view, prospect).

NounEdit

amharc m ‎(genitive singular amhairc, nominative plural amhairc)

  1. verbal noun of amharc
  2. sight
    1. faculty of sight, vision
    2. range of vision
      • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 1:
        afr̥k ə ŋar ʒō.
        conventional orthography: amharc i ngearr dhó.
        He is short-sighted.
    3. look
      (Proverb) Is fearr amharc amháin romhat ná dhá amharc i do dhiaidh.‎ ― Foresight is better than hindsight.
    4. view, prospect
    5. thing seen
    6. notable sight
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish amarcaid(sees, beholds, views, verb), from amarc (see above).

VerbEdit

amharc ‎(present analytic amharcann, future analytic amharcfaidh, verbal noun amharc, past participle amharctha)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) look, see
    Bhí sé ag amharc amach as an bhfuinneog nuair a bhí mise ag dul thart.
    He was looking out the window when I went past.
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • amharcaíl f((act of) peering; groping)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
amharc n-amharc hamharc t-amharc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "amharc" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “aṁarc” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • 1 amarc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • amarcaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish amarc m(act of looking at; faculty of sight; object of sight, view, prospect).

NounEdit

amharc m ‎(genitive singular amhairc, plural amhairc)

  1. verbal noun of amhairc
  2. seeing, viewing
  3. sight, view
  4. vizzy or sight on a gun
  5. view, sight, observation
  6. beholding
  7. inspecting
  8. look, appearance
  9. fault

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