IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish nert (strength, might, power; ability; control), from Proto-Celtic *nertom (strength, force), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy). Compare with Breton nerzh, Cornish nerth and Welsh nerth.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

neart m (genitive singular nirt)

  1. strength; force, power
    Proverb:
    neart go cur le chéile.Unity is strength.
    1. fortitude
  2. a large amount (followed by the genitive; usually translated into English by plenty, much, many or a lot)
    neart airgid aige.
    He has a lot of money.
    Bhí neart daoine sa tseomra.
    There were many people in the room.
  3. power to prevent, to remedy
    Proverb:
    Níl neart ar an mbás (ach pósadh arís).There is no cure for death (but to marry again).
  4. ability

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • ainneart m (overweening strength, violence, oppression)
  • dul i neart (grow strong, become powerful, verb)
  • gníomh nirt m (a feat of strength)
  • neartaigh (strengthen, verb)
  • neartlá m (the heat of the day, the noonday sun)
  • neartmhar (strong, vigorous, powerful, adjective)
  • neart tola (will-power)

Related termsEdit

  • aimhneart m (want of strength, weakness)

ReferencesEdit


LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

neart

  1. to not plow; negative form of art

ConjugationEdit


Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /næ͜ɑrt/, [næ͜ɑrˠt]

VerbEdit

neart

  1. second-person singular present indicative of nesan

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish nert (strength, might, power; ability; control), from Proto-Celtic *nertom (strength, force), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

neart m (genitive singular nèirt, no plural)

  1. strength, power, might, energy, pith, force, vigour
  2. plenty, abundance, many, number
  3. the greater part of something
  4. valour
  5. (rarely) miracle

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • neart” 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) , “nert”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language