ar aghaidh

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ar aghaidh ‎(plus genitive or possessive determiner, triggers no mutation)

  1. in front of, opposite, facing
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 4:
      hȧ šē əŕ m ai.
      conventional orthography: Sheas sé ar m’aghaidh.
      He stood in front of me.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 4:
      ḱē n āc ə rø šē šin? əŕ ai ən cȧmpl̥ gāl̄də.
      conventional orthography: Céan áit a raibh sé sin? Ar aghaidh an teampaill gallda.
      Where was that? Opposite the Protestant church.

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Usage notes[edit]

Used with a possessive pronoun that agrees with the subject of the sentence, the prepositional phrase can be used as an adverb meaning ‘forwards, straight ahead’, e.g. Chuaigh mé díreach ar m’aghaidh ‎(I went straight ahead); Tar ar d’aghaidh beagán ‎(Come forward a little bit).

Adverb[edit]

ar aghaidh

  1. forward

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