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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish opar, from Latin opera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep- (to work).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

obair f (genitive singular oibre, nominative plural oibreacha)

  1. verbal noun of oibrigh
  2. be engaged in physical work as a labour, activity, or task
    1. (product of) work
      Proverb:
      Molann an obair an saor.A man may be judged by his achievements. (literally, “The work commends the craftsman.”)
    2. strenuous effort, difficulty
  3. carry-on, conduct
  4. cause of wonder
  5. constructional operation
    1. plant, manufactory
    2. structural part
    3. fortification

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
obair n-obair hobair not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "obair" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • opar, (opair)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “obair” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “obair” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish opar, from Latin opera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep- (to work).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

obair f (genitive singular obrach or oibre, plural obraichean)

  1. work, job
  2. employment
    Synonyms: cosnadh, dreuchd

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • obraich (work, labor; operate, verb)

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
obair n-obair h-obair t-obair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • opar, (opair)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.