abú

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See also: abu, Abu, .abu, a bu, and a-bú

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic in origin, first attested in the fourteenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

abú!

  1. hooray, up with, forever
    Dún na nGall abú!Donegal forever!
Usage notes[edit]

Placed after a noun to indicate support for that thing.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

abú m (genitive singular abaithe)

  1. verbal noun of abaigh
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
abú n-abú habú not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "abú" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • abó!, abú!” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “abú” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “abú” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.