IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish foirbthe (complete, perfect; old, aged), past participle of for·fen (finishes, completes, brings to an end).

AdjectiveEdit

foirfe

  1. complete, perfect
    Antonyms: anfhoirfe, neamhfhoirfe
  2. aged, mature
  3. (grammar) perfect

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • foirfeach (aged, mature person; elder, adjective)
  • foirfeacht f (completeness, perfection; age, matureity; old age)

Related termsEdit

  • foirfigh (complete, perfect; age, mature, verb)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
foirfe fhoirfe bhfoirfe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish foirbthe, past participle of for·fen (finishes, completes, brings to an end).

AdjectiveEdit

foirfe

  1. perfect, good, faultless
  2. old, ancient
  3. come to man's estate or years of maturity

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • foirfe” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 foirbthe”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language