nár

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See also: nar, nàr, når, när, and -nar

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nár (a corpse, a deceased person).

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Noun[edit]

nár m (genitive singular nás, nominative plural náir)

  1. (poetic) a dead or lifeless body, a human corpse syn.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

+‎ -r

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

nár (triggers lenition except of past autonomous forms)

  1. that... not (used to introduce a negated subordinate clause with a past tense verb, except for some irregular verbs)
    Dúirt sé nár chuir sé an gloine ar an tábla.
    He said that he didn’t put the glass on the table.
    Tá súil agam nár cailleadh é.
    I hope he didn’t die.

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  • gur (used with affirmative clauses)
  • nach (used with nonpast tenses and with some irregular verbs even in the past)

Particle[edit]

nár (triggers lenition except of past autonomous forms)

  1. may... not (used with the present subjunctive to express a negative wish)
    Nár fhille sé!
    May he not return!
    Nár lige Dia! ― God forbid! (literally ‘May God not permit’)
  2. didn’t...? (used to introduce a negative question in the past tense, except with some irregular verbs)
    Nár chuala tú mé?
    Didn’t you hear me?
  3. that... not (used with past tenses except of some irregular verbs)
    Dúirt sé nár oibrigh sé ansin.
    He said he didn’t work there.
  4. which/who... not (used with past tenses except of some irregular verbs)
    an fear nár chabhraigh mé ― the man who didn’t help me

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  • (may... not): go (used with affirmative clauses)

Particle[edit]

nár (triggers lenition, before vowels nárbh) (introduces negative past/conditional copular clauses of various kinds)

  1. wasn’t/wouldn’t... be? (used to introduce a negative question)
    Nár mhaith leat cupán tae?
    Wouldn’t you like a cup of tea?
  2. which/who wasn’t/wouldn’t be (used to introduce both direct and indirect relative clauses)
    an bhean nár mhúinteoir í ― the woman who wasn’t a teacher
    an bhean nár mhaith léi bainne ― the woman who didn’t like milk
  3. that... it wasn’t/wouldn’t be; whether/if... it wasn’t/wouldn’t be (used to introduce a negative past/conditional copular subordinate clause, including an indirect question)
    Dúirt sí nár mhaith léi cupán tae.
    She said that she wouldn’t like a cup of tea
    Ní raibh a fhios agam nár mhaith léi cupán tae.
    I didn’t know whether she would like a cup of tea.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nawiz, *nawaz, whence also Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌿𐍃 (naus, corpse).

Noun[edit]

nár m (genitive nás)

  1. a corpse
  2. a deceased person

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