a'

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a' (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a (all). [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]

Adjective[edit]

a' (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of a (all). [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]

Scots[edit]

Determiner[edit]

a'

  1. Alternative spelling of aw.

Noun[edit]

a' (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of aw.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of an.

Article[edit]

a'

  1. the
Usage notes[edit]
  • This form is used in the singular nominative before feminine nouns beginning with b, c, g, m and p, which it lenites.
  • This form is used in the singular dative before both masculine and feminine nouns beginning with b, c, g, m and p, which it lenites.
  • This form is used in the singular genitive before masculine nouns beginning with b, c, g, m and p, which it lenites.
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of ag, and ultimately of aig

Particle[edit]

a'

  1. Used before the verbal noun.
    Tha Seoc a' fuireach ann an Glaschu. - Jock lives in Glasgow.
    Dè tha thu a' leughadh? - What are you reading?

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used before consonants; the form used before vowels is ag (the only exception being ag ràdh - saying).
  • In the Lewis dialect, ri is used instead.
  • Scottish Gaelic has no simple present tense of regular verbs, so that constructions with a', ag or ri are used for both simple and progressive present tenses in English.

Tarantino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Combination of: a + 'a

Preposition[edit]

a'

  1. at the

Yagaria[edit]

Noun[edit]

a'

  1. (Hua dialect) woman

References[edit]

  • John Haiman, Hua, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea