See also: gear, Gear, and gèar

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IrishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish gér.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

géar ‎(genitive singular masculine géir, genitive singular feminine géire, plural géara, comparative géire)

  1. sharp (with fine edge or point; painful to touch; of thin features)
  2. angular, steep, abrupt
  3. keen, biting; severe, painful; brilliant, intense; piercing, shrill; cutting, sarcastic
  4. acid, sour, pungent; keen, hungry
  5. (of senses, mind) keen, intent; intellectually acute
  6. brisk, quick; keenly contested; close; trying
  7. artful, tricky; petty, mean
  8. (music) sharp

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NounEdit

géar m ‎(genitive singular géir, nominative plural géara)

  1. sharp object
  2. (music) sharp

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
géar ghéar ngéar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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