féad

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish fétaim (I can).

Verb[edit]

féad (present analytic féadann, future analytic féadfaidh, verbal noun féadachtáil)

  1. to be able
  2. (law) to be permitted
  3. shall, should; may, might (in future or past constructions)

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  1. This verb is used in the past and future in constructions meaning ‘should’ or ‘shall be permitted’. The expressions is féidir le, in ann, and tar le are preferred to express ‘can’.

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