chomh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish com- ‎(equative prefix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xoː/, /xo/, /xə/

Adverb[edit]

chomh ‎(triggers h-prothesis)

  1. as (followed by le before a noun phrase and agus or is before a clause)
    Bhí a gúna chomh geal le sneachta.
    Her gown was as white as snow.
    D’fhreagair mé chomh fírinneach agus a tháinig liom
    I answered as truthfully as I could.
  2. so
    Níl sé chomh láidir sin.
    He is not so strong.
  3. how
    Chomh hard leis!
    How tall he is!

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2 com-” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cóṁ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.