roimh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rem-, from Proto-Celtic *pr-mo, from Proto-Indo-European *per-. Cognate of English from. Akin to Irish ró-. Compare Scottish Gaelic ro.

Preposition[edit]

roimh (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. before
    an duine a bhí romhat -- the person that was before you
    roimh a a chlog -- before six o'clock

Inflection[edit]

Person Normal Emphatic
1st person sing. romham romhamsa
2d person sing. romhat romhatsa
3d sing. masc. roimhe roimhesean
3d sing. fem. roimpi roimpise
1st person pl. romhainn romhainne
2d person pl. romhaibh romhaibhse
3d person pl. rompu rompusan