barúil

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish baramail ‎(comparison, the like, match; opinion, conjecture, surmise; likelihood; expectation, hope), from Latin parabola ‎(comparison, illustration, likeness), from Ancient Greek παραβολή ‎(parabolḗ, comparison; parable).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

barúil f ‎(genitive singular barúla, nominative plural barúlacha)

  1. verbal noun of barúil
  2. opinion

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • barúlach ‎(opinionated, adjective)

Verb[edit]

barúil ‎(present analytic barúlann, future analytic barúlfaidh, verbal noun barúil, past participle barúilte)

  1. (intransitive) think, opine, suppose, be of the opinion (that)

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
barúil bharúil mbarúil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • baramail” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “baraṁail” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "barúil" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.