Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish saidbir (rich, wealthy) (opposed to daidbir (poor, indigent; feeble), modern daibhir).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsˠɛvʲəɾʲ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈsˠəivʲəɾʲ/, [ˈsˠeivʲəɾʲ]; /ˈsˠɛvʲəɾʲ/[1]

Adjective edit

saibhir (genitive singular masculine saibhir, genitive singular feminine saibhre, plural saibhre, comparative saibhre)

  1. rich, wealthy
    Antonym: daibhir

Declension edit

Related terms edit

Noun edit

saibhir m (genitive singular saibhir, nominative plural saibhre)

  1. rich person
    Antonym: daibhir

Declension edit

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
saibhir shaibhir
after an, tsaibhir
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 34

Further reading edit