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PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

in aghaidh (plus genitive or possessive determiner, triggers no mutation)

  1. contrary to
    Synonym: contrártha le
  2. opposed to, against
    an comhrac in aghaidh na sceimhlitheoireachtathe fight against terrorism
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 4:
      gax uəŕ, dā veḱn̥̄ šēd ə çēlə, biən̄ šēd ə n-ai ə çēlə.
      conventional orthography:
      Gach uair dá fheiceann siad a chéile, bíonn siad in aghaidh a chéile
      Every time they see each other, they are opposed to each other.
      vī mē eǵ ə gūŕc əńḗ, vī n imr̥kə menī ə m ai, agəs buəlū mē sə gūš.
      conventional orthography:
      Bhí mé ag an gcúirt inné, bhí an iomarca mionnaí i m’aghaidh, agus bualadh mé sa gcúis.
      I was in court yesterday; there were too many oaths against me and I lost the case.
    • 1981, An Bíobla Naofa, Matthew 18:21:
      A Thiarna, cé mhéad uair ba cheart dom pardún a thabhairt do mo bhráthair nuair a chiontaíonn i m’aghaidh?
      O Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother when he sins against me?
    • 2015, Proinsias Mac a' Bhaird, transl., Maura McHugh, editor, Amhrán na Mara (fiction), Cartoon Saloon; Coiscéim, translation of Song of the Sea by Will Collins, →ISBN:
      Briseann tonnta boga in aghaidh na gcarraigeacha thíos faoi.
      Waves gently lap against the rocks below.
    Synonyms: i gcoinne, in éadan
  3. (sports) versus

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