fíor

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See also: fior, fìor, and fíor-

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʲiːɾˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /fʲiəɾˠ/

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
  2. correct
  3. real
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Noun[edit]

fíor f ‎(genitive singular fíre, nominative plural fíora)

  1. truth
  2. honour
  3. (colloquial) word
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish figor, a borrowing from Latin figūra.

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Noun[edit]

fíor f ‎(genitive singular fíorach, nominative plural fíoracha)

  1. form
  2. image
  3. shape
  4. appearance
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Mutation[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  • 1 fír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 figa(i)r, fiugair” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “fíoġar” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “fíor” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "fíor" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.