faigh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo·gaib.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

faigh (present analytic faigheann, future analytic gheobhaidh, verbal noun fáil, past participle faighte)

  1. get
    1. obtain, procure, acquire, gain, win
      1. (with ó) get, extract, from
    2. receive, be given, be granted
    3. come to have, attain to
    4. experience, contract, suffer, be subjected to
    5. hit, strike
  2. find
    Synonym: aimsigh
    1. come across, discover
    2. succeed in obtaining
    3. discover by trial
    4. express
  3. (with verbal noun) be able to

Usage notes[edit]

  • The past, future, and conditional undergo eclipsis rather than lenition after (not):
  • bhfuair mé éI didn't find it

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faigh fhaigh bhfaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo·gaib.

Verb[edit]

faigh (past fhuair, future gheibh, verbal noun faighinn or faotainn, past participle faighte)

  1. get, obtain, receive
    An d'fhuair mi mo leabhar? - Fhuair.Did I get my book? - You did.
    Am faigh mi cothrom am gaoil? - Gheibh.Will I receive a chance at love? - You will.
    Am faigheadh tu an lèine sin dhomh? - Gheibheadh.Would you get that shirt for me? - I would.
  2. find
    Mar as àbhaist, fhuair sinn san taigh-seinnse e.As usual, we found him in the pub.

Participles[edit]

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' faighinn/faotainn --
Past fhuair fhuaras
Future gheibh gheibhear
Conditional gheibhadh gheibhteadh

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
faigh fhaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.