ró-

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Proto-Celtic *pro, from Proto-Indo-European *per-, *pr-. Cognate of Welsh rhy-, Old Breton ro- (Breton re-); cognate of English fore, Latin pro. Compare Scottish Gaelic rò-.

Prefix[edit]

ró-

  1. (with adjective) too, overly
  2. (with adjective) very (in a negative way)
  3. (with verb) over-
  4. (with noun) excessive

Usage notes[edit]

  • This affix is used adverbially before adjectives to indicate excess; it is followed by a hyphen for words beginning with a vowel and triggers lenition in words beginning in a consonant:
    mhilis -- "too sweet"
    ró-ársa -- "too old"
    thirim -- "too dry"
    bheag -- "very small, too small"

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]