saor

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish sóer, from Proto-Celtic *su-wiro-s (good man).

Adjective[edit]

saor (comparative saoire, genitive singular masculine saoir, genitive singular feminine saoire, plural saora)

  1. free (not imprisoned; unconstrained; without obligations; (of software) with very few restrictions on distribution or improvement)
  2. cheap, inexpensive
  3. (grammar) autonomous (of Celtic verb forms similar in meaning to the passive voice)
Declension[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
  • (cheap, inexpensive): daor
Usage notes[edit]

Although ‘free’ is the most common translation of this word, it does not mean ‘free of charge, gratis’, but rather ‘cheap, inexpensive’ in reference to goods or services being exchanged. The term for ‘free of charge’ is in aisce.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish sáer, from Proto-Celtic *sairos, from Proto-Indo-European *sapiros, from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (skill).

Noun[edit]

saor m (genitive saoir, nominative plural saoir)

  1. craftsman
  2. (stone)mason
  3. artificer
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
saor shaor
after "an", tsaor
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish sóer, from Proto-Celtic *su-viro-s (good man).

Adjective[edit]

saor (comparative saoire)

  1. free
  2. cheap
Antonyms[edit]
Declension[edit]
Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative saor shaor saora
Vocative shaoir shaor saora
Genitive shaoir shaoir/saoire saora
Dative shaor shaoir saora
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

saor (verbal noun saoradh)

  1. free, rescue, save
  2. clear, redeem
  3. cheapen

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish sáer, from Proto-Celtic *sairo-s, from Proto-Indo-European *sapiro-s, from Proto-Indo-European *sap (skill).

Noun[edit]

saor m (genitive and plural saoir)

  1. joiner
  2. carpenter

References[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian sapore

Noun[edit]

saor m (plural saori)

  1. taste, flavour
  2. sauce