faoi

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fo, from Proto-Celtic *uɸo, from Proto-Indo-European *upo. Compare Ancient Greek ὑπό ‎(hupó), Middle Welsh go.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

faoi ‎(plus dative, triggers lenition)

  1. (standard, Connacht, Ulster) under
  2. (standard, Connacht) about, concerning

Usage notes[edit]

The standard Irish and Connacht form faoi (Munster ) means both ‘under’ and ‘about, concerning’. In Ulster, these two meanings are split: faoi means ‘under’, while means ‘about, concerning’.

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Pronoun[edit]

faoi ‎(emphatic faoisean)

  1. third-person singular masculine of faoi

References[edit]

  • "faoi" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • fo, fa, fá” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.