adhbhar

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

adhbhar m ‎(genitive singular adhbhair, nominative plural adhbhair)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ábhar ‎(matter, material; makings, potential qualities; cause, reason; subject, topic; object; matter, pus)

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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.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish adbar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adhbhar m ‎(genitive singular adhbhair, plural adhbhairean)

  1. cause, reason
    adhbhar bròin‎ ― a cause of grief
    Chan eil adhbhar gearain ann.‎ ― There is no reason to complain.
    air an adhbhar sin‎ ― for that reason, therefore
    gun adhbhar‎ ― without reason
    Is mór m' adhbhar.‎ ― Great is my reason.
    Thuit iad ann an deagh adhbhar.‎ ― They fell in a good cause.
    adhbhar eagail‎ ― cause of terror
    adhbhar gàire‎ ― a laughing-stock
    adhbhar guil‎ ― a cause for weeping
    adhbhar ministeir‎ ― the prospective or probationary minister
    Tha adhbhar rìgh an Naoise.‎ ― Naoise has the makings of a king in him.
  2. materials
    adhbhar còta‎ ― materials for making a coat
    adhbhar bhròg‎ ― materials for making shoes
    adhbhar taighe‎ ― materials for making a house

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