fíor

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See also: fior, fìor, and fíor-

Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish fír (true), from Proto-Celtic *wīros, from Proto-Indo-European *wēr-.

Adjective[edit]

fíor (genitive singular masculine fír, genitive singular feminine fíre, plural fíora, comparative fíre)

  1. true
    Synonym: ceart
    Antonym: ainfhíor
  2. correct
    Synonym: ceart
  3. real
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Noun[edit]

fíor f (genitive singular fíre, nominative plural fíora)

  1. truth
  2. honour
  3. true word; assurance, pledge
    1. (colloquial) word
  4. (literary) test, ordeal
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Verb[edit]

fíor (present analytic fíorann, future analytic fíorfaidh, verbal noun fíoradh, past participle fíortha)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of fíoraigh (verify)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish figor, borrowed from Latin figūra. Doublet of figiúr.

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Noun[edit]

fíor f (genitive singular fíorach, nominative plural fíoracha)

  1. figure
  2. (military, sports) formation
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Verb[edit]

fíor (present analytic fíorann, future analytic fíorfaidh, verbal noun fíoradh, past participle fíortha)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of fíoraigh (figure, outline; prefigure, symbolize; portend)
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fíor fhíor bhfíor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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