amharc

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈəu.əɾˠk/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈafˠəɾˠk/ (as if spelled afarc)
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈaːfˠɾˠək/ (as if spelled afrac)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish amarc m ‎(act of looking at; faculty of sight; object of sight, view, prospect).

Noun[edit]

amharc m ‎(genitive singular amhairc, nominative plural amhairc)

  1. verbal noun of amharc
  2. sight
    1. faculty of sight, vision
    2. range of vision
      amharc i ngearr dhó.‎ ― He is short-sighted.
    3. look
      (Proverb) Is fearr amharc amháin romhat ná dhá amharc i do dhiaidh.‎ ― Foresight is better than hindsight.
    4. view, prospect
    5. thing seen
    6. notable sight
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish amarcaid ‎(sees, beholds, views, verb), from amarc (see above).

Verb[edit]

amharc ‎(present analytic amharcann, future analytic amharcfaidh, verbal noun amharc, past participle amharctha)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) look, see
    Bhí sé ag amharc amach as an bhfuinneog nuair a bhí mise ag dul thart.
    He was looking out the window when I went past.
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • amharcaíl f ‎((act of) peering; groping)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "amharc" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “aṁarc” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 1.
  • 1 amarc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • amarcaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish amarc m ‎(act of looking at; faculty of sight; object of sight, view, prospect).

Noun[edit]

amharc m ‎(genitive singular amhairc, plural amhairc)

  1. verbal noun of amhairc
  2. seeing, viewing
  3. sight, view
  4. vizzy or sight on a gun
  5. view, sight, observation
  6. beholding
  7. inspecting
  8. look, appearance
  9. fault

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