abairt

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish epert ‎(a saying, utterance), from as·beir ‎(says); compare abair.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abairt f ‎(genitive singular abairte, nominative plural abairtí)

  1. sentence
  2. expression
  3. saying, adage, phrase
  4. manner, practice
  5. feat

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "abairt" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • epert” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “abairt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish epert ‎(a saying, utterance), from as·beir ‎(says); compare abair.

Noun[edit]

abairt f ‎(genitive singular abairte, plural abairtean)

  1. comment, phrase, expression
  2. (grammar) phrase
  3. babbling; conversation
  4. recrimination, scolding
  5. politeness in idiom
  6. education
  7. speech, articulation
Related terms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

abairt f

  1. accoutrements, apparatus
  2. custom, usage, habit

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • epert” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.