gabh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gaibid (lays hold of, grasps; takes hold of, possession of; receives, accepts).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gabh (present analytic gabhann, future analytic gabhfaidh, verbal noun gabháil, past participle gafa)

  1. take
  2. go
  3. come

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In Connemara, the future, conditional, and second-person singular imperative of this verb supply forms of téigh. In Ulster, the entire imperative supplies alternative forms of both tar (come) and téigh (go).

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gabh ghabh ngabh
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 gaibid (lays hold of, grasps; takes hold of, possession of; receives, accepts).

Verb[edit]

gabh (verbal noun gabhail)

  1. take
  2. have, take
    gabh cupa tì - have/take a cup of tea
  3. give, deliver, perform
    gabh òran! - give [us] a song!
  4. can
    cha ghabh sin a dhèanamh - that can't be done
    cho teth 's a ghabhas - as hot as possible

Derived terms[edit]