See also: rèidh

Irish

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Etymology

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From Old Irish réid, from Proto-Celtic *rēdis (simple, easy) (compare Welsh rhwydd (easy, quick), Breton rouez (scattered, spaced-out; clear, limpid)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁réh₁-dʰi, from *h₁réh₁ (sparsely, rarely, loosely).[1]

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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réidh (genitive singular feminine réidhe, plural réidhe, comparative réidhe or réacha)

  1. level (having the same height at all places), even, flat
    Synonyms: cothrom, comhréidh
  2. smooth (without difficulty; natural, unconstrained; unbroken), easy (free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained), free (unconstrained)
    Synonym: socair
  3. ready [+ le (object) = to], prepared [+ le (object) = for], finished (completed; concluded; done), fit [+ le (object) = to]
    Synonym: réitithe
  4. cool (not showing emotion, calm), even-tempered, good-tempered
  5. leisured, leisurely

Declension

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  • Alternative comparative form: réacha (Cois Fharraige)

Synonyms

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  • (ready, prepared; finished): ullamh

References

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  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 306–7
  2. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 44
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 37

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