freagair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri (against) + gairid (calls).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfʲɾʲaɡəɾʲ]

Verb[edit]

freagair (present analytic freagraíonn, future analytic freagróidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagartha)

  1. to answer

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
freagair fhreagair bhfreagair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·frecair, prototonic form of fris·gair, from fri (against) + gairid (calls).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

freagair (past fhreagair, future freagairidh, verbal noun freagairt, past participle freagairte)

  1. answer, reply
    Freagair an duine. ― Answer the man.
  2. suit, befit
  3. match, fit, correspond to, tally

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the senses "suit", "fit" etc used with the prepositions do, ri and air:
    Am freagair an còta dhomh/rium/orm? ― Will the coat suit me?

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