smaoinigh

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish smúainigid, from smúan (reflection, consideration).

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smaoinigh (present analytic smaoiníonn, future analytic smaoineoidh, verbal noun smaoineamh, past participle smaoinithe)

  1. to think (ponder, go over in one’s head; conceive of; consider, judge) (usually collocates with ar)
    Smaoinigh sé ar mhórolc
    He conceived of great evil.
    smaoinigh ina mheanmain aige féin
    he considered in his mind
    • a. 1726, Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, The Poems of Egan O’Rahilly, Irish Texts Society vol. 3, 2nd edition (1911), edited by Patrick S. Dinneen and Tadhg O’Donoghue:
      fear-chú nár smuain bheith fólta
      a warrior who never thought of giving way to cowardly feelings

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