agus

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See also: Agus, agús, and aĝus

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

agus

  1. conditional of agi

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

agus

  1. conditional of agar

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ocus ‎(and) (originally ‘proximity’), from Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus, from *onkus ‎(near)

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

agus

  1. and
    arán agus im‎ ― bread and butter
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 1:
      hug šē klox wōr, agəs xȧ šē leš ə wińōg ī.
      conventional orthography: Thug sé cloch mhór agus chaith sé leis an bhfuinneog í.
      He took a big stone and he threw it at the window.
  2. while; although (introduces a small clause)
    Bhreathnaigh sí ar an teilifís agus é ina chodladh.
    She watched television while he slept. (or) She watched television although he was asleep.
  3. as
    chomh geal agus sneachta‎ ― as white as snow
    a oiread agus ba mhian leis‎ ― as much as he wanted
    fad agus atá tú ann‎ ― for as long as you’re there
    ionann agus‎ ― the same as

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "agus" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ocus” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (and): is

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ocus ‎(and) (originally ‘proximity’), from Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus, from *onkus ‎(near)

Conjunction[edit]

agus

  1. and
    aran agus ìm‎ ― bread and butter
  2. as
    Tha e cheart cho math agus a bha e.‎ ― It is just as good as it was.
  3. while; although (introduces a small clause)
    Nach truagh leat mi, agus mi am prìosan?
    Do you not pity me, although I am in prison?

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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • ocus” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.