fómhar

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish fogamur ‎(harvest), from Old Irish fogamar, fogomur, from Proto-Celtic *wo-giamur ‎(under winter), from *giamur ‎(winter). Akin to geimhreadh. Cognate with Welsh cynauaf. Compare Scottish Gaelic foghar, Manx fouyr.

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NounEdit

fómhar m ‎(genitive singular fómhair, nominative plural fómhair)

  1. autumn, fall; harvest season
  2. (of crop, work) harvest
    1. rush of business, hurry
    2. reward of enterprise
    3. courting
  3. (as verbal noun, ag ~) harvesting

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fómhar fhómhar bhfómhar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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