faigh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fogbai, from fo- + gab.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. get, obtain, acquire
  2. find

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The past, future, and conditional forms of this verb undergo eclipsis rather than lenition after (not).

  • ní bhfuair mé é — ‘I did not find it’

Synonyms[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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

faigh (verbal noun faighinn, and faotainn)

  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]