anuas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish anúas, from an- + uas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

anuas

  1. down, downwards (from a higher position than the speaker)
  2. now (after le + a noun indicating a period of time)
    le seachtain anuas‎ ― for a week now

Usage notes[edit]

Anuas implies downward movement toward the speaker (or some contextually relevant reference point); it contrasts with síos, which implies downward movement away from the speaker (or reference point).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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