anuas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish an- + uas.

Adjective[edit]

anuas

  1. downward

Usage notes[edit]

  • Becomes adjectival when used with verbal nouns, in which case the form is unchanged. Translated as "infinitive + adverb":
    tabhairt anuas ― to take down, reduce, shoot down, literally "a downward taking"

Adverb[edit]

anuas

  1. down, downwards (from a higher to a lower position)
  2. from above

Usage notes[edit]

  • In most contexts, anuas means down, but a few instances it can mean up:
    an cheist a tharraingt anuas ― to raise the question (i.e., to pull down the question)

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