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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri(against) + gairid(calls).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʲɾʲaɡəɾʲ/

VerbEdit

freagair ‎(present analytic freagraíonn, future analytic freagróidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagartha)

  1. to answer

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
freagair fhreagair bhfreagair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri(against) + gairid(calls).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

freagair ‎(past fhreagair, future freagairidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagairte)

  1. answer, reply
    Freagair an duine.‎ ― Answer the man.
  2. suit, befit
  3. match, fit, correspond to, tally

Usage notesEdit

  • In the senses "suit", "fit" etc used with the prepositions do, ri and air:
    Am freagair an còta dhomh/rium/orm?‎ ― Will the coat suit me?

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

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