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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