See also: fior, fìor, and fíor-

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʲiːɾˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /fʲiəɾˠ/

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
  2. correct
  3. real
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

fíor f ‎(genitive singular fíre, nominative plural fíora)

  1. truth
  2. honour
  3. (colloquial) word
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish figor, a borrowing from Latin figūra.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fíor f ‎(genitive singular fíorach, nominative plural fíoracha)

  1. form
  2. image
  3. shape
  4. appearance
DeclensionEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 fír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 figa(i)r, fiugair” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “fíoġar” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “fíor” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "fíor" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
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