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Scottish GaelicEdit


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foghain (past dh'fhoghain, future fòghnaidh, verbal noun fòghnadh, past participle foghainte)

  1. suffice (be sufficient)
  2. avail
  3. do for, kill
  4. finish

Related termsEdit

  • foghainteach (fit, able-bodied; brave, valorous, heroic; sufficient, fit; prosperous; ample)
  • fóghaint (heroism; cleverness)
  • fóghainteachd, fóghainteas (sufficiency, valour, fortitude, bravery; stoutness; prosperity)


  • foghain” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.