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See also: fior, fìor, and fíor-

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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
    Synonyms: ceart
    Antonyms: ainfhíor
  2. correct
    Synonyms: ceart
  3. real
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

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
DeclensionEdit
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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
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

  • "fíor" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 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, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “fíor” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “fíor” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “fíor” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.