agus

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

agus

  1. conditional of agi

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

agus

  1. conditional of agar

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ocus (and", originally "proximity), from Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus, from *onkus (near)

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

agus

  1. and
    arán agus im
    bread and butter
    Thug sé cloch mhór agus chaith sé leis an bhfuinneog í.
    He took a big stone and he threw it at the window.
  2. while; although (introduces a small clause)
    Bhreathnaigh sí ar an teilifís agus é ina chodladh.
    She watched television while he slept. (or) She watched television although he was asleep.
  3. as
    An bhfuil na fataí chomh maith agus dúirt sé?
    Are the potatoes as good as he said?
    An Ghaeilge a labhraítear i gCúige Mumhan, ní hionann í agus an Ghaeilge seo againne
    The Irish used in Munster isn't the same as our Irish.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ocus (and", originally "proximity), from Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus, from *onkus (near)

Conjunction[edit]

agus

  1. and
    • aran agus ìm
      • bread and butter
    Synonym is
  2. as
    • Tha e cheart cho math agus a bha e.
      • It is just as good as it was.

Usage notes[edit]

Agus is not only a copulative conjunction, but is also an emphatic copulative conjunction.

    • Nach truagh leat mi, agus mi am prìosan?
      • Do you not pity me, and I in prison?

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)