amhras

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish amaires ‎(unbelief).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈəuɾˠəsˠ/, /ˈə̃ũɾˠəsˠ/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈavˠɾˠəsˠ/, /ˈãvˠɾˠəsˠ/, /ˈanˠvˠɾˠəsˠ/

Noun[edit]

amhras m ‎(genitive singular amhrais)

  1. doubt
    gan amhras‎ ― without doubt, undoubtedly
    Chuir sé amhras ar mo scéal.
    He cast doubt on my story.
  2. suspicion (with ar plus the person or thing suspected)
    amhras agam air; Tá mé in amhras air.
    I suspect him.
    Tá siad ag amhras orm.
    They’re suspicious of me.
  3. opinion, guess; speculation

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • am(a)ires” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aṁras” 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. I, 36.
  • "amhras" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.