fás

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: fas, Fas, FAS, fàs, fãs, fäs, fås, and faš

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish ásaid and its verbal noun ás (growing, growth). The f comes from the reinterpretation of ás- as fhás- in lenition environments.

Verb[edit]

fás (present analytic fásann, future analytic fásfaidh, verbal noun fás, past participle fásta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) grow
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fás m (genitive singular as substantive fáis, genitive as verbal noun fásta, nominative plural fáis)

  1. verbal noun of fás
  2. growing, growth
  3. plant, sapling, rod
Declension[edit]

As verbal noun:

As substantive:

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish fás (empty, void, (of places) vacant, deserted, uninhabited, waste)

Adjective[edit]

fás (genitive singular masculine fáis, genitive singular feminine fáise, plural fása, comparative fáise)

  1. waste, vacant, empty, void
  2. wild, luxuriant
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fás fhás bhfás
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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