féar

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See also: fear and fear-

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fér, from Proto-Celtic *wegrom (grass), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (increase, enlarge) via a sense ‘outgrowth’.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

féar m (genitive singular féir, nominative plural féara)

  1. grass
  2. (slang) marijuana

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
féar fhéar bhféar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 409
  • "féar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “féar” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “féar” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “féar” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.