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 978-90-04-17336-1, page 409