bagair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bacraid (threatens, speaks threateningly), from bacar (threat, act of threatening).

Verb[edit]

bagair (present analytic bagraíonn, future analytic bagróidh, verbal noun bagairt, past participle bagartha) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. brandish
  2. beckon
    1. (~ do mhéar ar) beckon with your finger
    2. (~ do shúil ar) wink at
  3. threaten
    ag bagairt báistíthreatening rain
    1. (~ ar) feel someone's collar
  4. drive (animals)

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bagair bhagair mbagair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bacraid (threatens, speaks threateningly), from bacar (threat, act of threatening).

Verb[edit]

bagair (past bhagair, future bagairidh, verbal noun bagairt or bagradh, past participle bagairte)

  1. threaten (with air)
    An do bhagair e ort?Did he threaten you?
  2. bluster

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