See also: fior, fìor, and fíor-

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish fír (true), from Proto-Celtic *wīros, from Proto-Indo-European *wēr-.

AdjectiveEdit

fíor (genitive singular masculine fír, genitive singular feminine fíre, plural fíora, comparative fíre)

  1. true
    Synonym: ceart
    Antonym: ainfhíor
  2. correct
    Synonym: ceart
  3. real
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NounEdit

fíor f (genitive singular fíre, nominative plural fíora)

  1. truth
  2. honour
  3. true word; assurance, pledge
    1. (colloquial) word
  4. (literary) test, ordeal
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VerbEdit

fíor (present analytic fíorann, future analytic fíorfaidh, verbal noun fíoradh, past participle fíortha)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of fíoraigh (verify)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish figor, borrowed from Latin figūra.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fíor f (genitive singular fíorach, nominative plural fíoracha)

  1. figure
    1. outward form; likeness, image, shape
    2. appearance, sign
      1. configuration, outline
      2. edge, verge
    3. emblem, symbol
    4. prefiguration, portent
    5. (military, sports) formation
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VerbEdit

fíor (present analytic fíorann, future analytic fíorfaidh, verbal noun fíoradh, past participle fíortha)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of fíoraigh (figure, outline; prefigure, symbolize; portend)
ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fíor fhíor bhfíor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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