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adhbhar m (genitive adhbhair, plural adhbhair)

  1. obsolete spelling of ábhar


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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish adbar.



adhbhar m (genitive 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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