IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish saer, from Old Irish sóer, from Proto-Celtic *su-wiros (good man).

AdjectiveEdit

saor (genitive singular masculine saoir, genitive singular feminine saoire, plural saora, comparative saoire)

  1. free (not imprisoned; unconstrained; without obligations; (of software) with very few restrictions on distribution or improvement)
    1. (literary) having freeman status, enfranchised; noble
    2. independent
    3. disengaged
    4. unrestrained, unrestricted
    5. not fixed or combined
    6. blameless, innocent (ar, ó (of))
    7. immune, exempt (ar, ó (from))
    8. safe (ó (from))
    9. (literary, of things) choice
    10. (grammar) autonomous (of Celtic verb forms similar in meaning to the passive voice)
  2. cheap, inexpensive
Usage notesEdit

Although ‘free’ is the most common translation of this word, it does not mean ‘free of charge, gratis’, but rather ‘cheap, inexpensive’ in reference to goods or services being exchanged. The term for ‘free of charge’ is in aisce.

DeclensionEdit
AntonymsEdit
  • (cheap, inexpensive): daor

VerbEdit

saor (present analytic saorann, future analytic saorfaidh, verbal noun saoradh, past participle saortha) (transitive)

  1. (literary) raise to free status, enfranchise
  2. free, liberate
  3. save, redeem
  4. acquit, exonerate
  5. free, exempt, deliver (ar, ó (from))
  6. (with de) rid of
ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Irish saer, from Old Irish sáer, from Proto-Celtic *saɸiros, from Proto-Indo-European *sapiros, from *sap- (skill).

NounEdit

saor m (genitive singular saoir, nominative plural saoir)

  1. craftsman
  2. (stone)mason
  3. artificer
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish sóer, from Proto-Celtic *su-wiros (good man).

AdjectiveEdit

saor (comparative saoire)

  1. free
  2. cheap
DeclensionEdit
Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative saor shaor saora
Vocative shaoir shaor saora
Genitive shaoir shaoir/saoire saora
Dative shaor shaoir saora
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

saor (past shaor, future saoraidh, verbal noun saoradh, past participle saorte)

  1. free, rescue, save
  2. clear, redeem
  3. cheapen

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish sáer, from Proto-Celtic *saɸiros, from Proto-Indo-European *sapiros, from *sap- (skill).

NounEdit

saor m (genitive singular saoir, plural saoir)

  1. joiner
  2. carpenter

ReferencesEdit


VenetianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sapor, sapōrem. Compare Italian sapore

NounEdit

saor m (plural saori)

  1. taste, flavour
  2. sauce