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adhbhar m (genitive adhbhair, nominative plural adhbhair)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ábhar.


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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish adbar.



adhbhar m (genitive adhbhair, plural adhbhairean)

  1. cause, reason
    adhbhar bròin — a cause of grief
    Chan eil adhbhar gearain ann. — There is no reason to complain.
    air an adhbhar sin — for that reason, therefore
    gun adhbhar — without reason
    Is mór m' adhbhar. — Great is my reason.
    Thuit iad ann an deagh adhbhar. — They fell in a good cause.
    adhbhar eagail — cause of terror
    adhbhar gàire — a laughing-stock
    adhbhar guil — a cause for weeping
    adhbhar ministeir — the prospective or probationary minister
    Tha adhbhar rìgh an Naoise. — Naoise has the makings of a king in him.
  2. materials
    adhbhar còta — materials for making a coat
    adhbhar bhròg — materials for making shoes
    adhbhar taighe — materials for making a house

Derived terms[edit]


  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)