féidir

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From both Middle Irish éitir ‎(strength) and fétaid ‎(be able). The initial "f" is a reanalysing of the verb to match féad, and akin to the added "f" in forms such as feic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʲeːdʲəɾʲ/

Noun[edit]

féidir ‎(defective)

  1. ability
  2. possibility

Usage notes[edit]

  • This noun is used in two places in Irish:
  1. The expression is féidir le ‎(to be able)
  2. The expression b’fhéidir ‎(maybe)

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
féidir fhéidir bhféidir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.