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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fo·gaib.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

faigh (present analytic faigheann, future analytic gheobhaidh, verbal noun fáil, past participle faighte)

  1. get
    1. obtain, procure, acquire, gain, win
      1. (with ó) get, extract, from
    2. receive, be given, be granted
    3. come to have, attain to
    4. experience, contract, suffer, be subjected to
    5. hit, strike
  2. find
    Synonym: aimsigh
    1. come across, discover
    2. succeed in obtaining
    3. discover by trial
    4. express
  3. (with verbal noun) be able to

Usage notesEdit

  • The past, future, and conditional undergo eclipsis rather than lenition after (not):
  • bhfuair mé éI didn't find it

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faigh fhaigh bhfaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fo·gaib.

VerbEdit

faigh (past fhuair, future gheibh, verbal noun faighinn or faotainn, past participle faighte)

  1. get, obtain, receive
    An d'fhuair mi mo leabhar? - Fhuair.Did I get my book? - You did.
    Am faigh mi cothrom am gaoil? - Gheibh.Will I receive a chance at love? - You will.
    Am faigheadh tu an lèine sin dhomh? - Gheibheadh.Would you get that shirt for me? - I would.
  2. find
    Mar as àbhaist, fhuair sinn san taigh-seinnse e.As usual, we found him in the pub.

ParticiplesEdit

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' faighinn/faotainn --
Past fhuair fhuaras
Future gheibh gheibhear
Conditional gheibhadh gheibhteadh

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
faigh fhaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.