deacair

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish deccair, from dí- + acar, equivalent to de + acra (tool, service).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

deacair (genitive singular masculine deacair, genitive singular feminine deacra, plural deacra, comparative deacra)

  1. hard, difficult
    Synonyms: anfhurasta, doiligh
    Antonyms: furasta, socair
  2. reluctant [+ le (object)]
  3. (literary) troublesome

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

deacair f (genitive singular deacra, nominative plural deacra)

  1. difficulty
  2. hardship, distress

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deacair dheacair ndeacair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 18
  2. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 57

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