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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From fon + aire.



  1. under consideration/attention/notice, on mind

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with the preposition do and its derivatives when the relevant person/thing is mentioned.
    Am bu chòir sin a bhith fa-near dhuinn? - Should we take that into consideration?
    thug i an gnothach fa-near dha - she brought the affair to his attention
    thig seo fa-near don riaghaltas - this came to the notice of the government
    bha e fa-near dhomh - it was on my mind

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