adhbhar

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

adhbhar m (genitive singular adhbhair, nominative plural adhbhair)

  1. Superseded spelling of ábhar (matter, material).

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish adbar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adhbhar m (genitive singular adhbhair, plural adhbhairean)

  1. cause, reason
    adhbhar bròina cause of grief
    Chan eil adhbhar gearain ann.There is no reason to complain.
    air an adhbhar sinfor that reason, therefore
    gun adhbharwithout reason
    Is mór m' adhbhar.Great is my reason.
    Thuit iad ann an deagh adhbhar.They fell in a good cause.
    adhbhar eagailcause of terror
    adhbhar gàirea laughing-stock
    adhbhar guila cause for weeping
    adhbhar ministeirthe prospective or probationary minister
    Tha adhbhar rìgh an Naoise.Naoise has the makings of a king in him.
  2. materials
    adhbhar còtamaterials for making a coat
    adhbhar bhrògmaterials for making shoes
    adhbhar taighematerials for making a house

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]