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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish fogbai, from Old Irish fo- + gaibid.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. get, obtain, acquire
  2. find
    Synonym: aimsigh

Usage notesEdit

  • The past, future, and conditional forms of this verb undergo eclipsis rather than lenition after (not):
  • bhfuair mé é.I 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.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish fogbai, from Old Irish fo- + gaibid.

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.