síos

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish so- + ís.

Adjective[edit]

síos

  1. downward

Usage notes[edit]

  • Becomes adjectival when used with verbal nouns, in which case the form is unchanged. Translated as "infinitive + adverb":
    dul síos -- to go down (lit. a downward going)

Adverb[edit]

síos

  1. down, downwards (from a higher to a lower position)
  2. from the north

Usage notes[edit]

  • In most contexts, síos means down, but a few instances it can mean up:
    an guthán a chur síos -- to hang up (a phone) (i.e., to set down the telephone)

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