feabhas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish febas (excellence), from feb (excellence) + -as.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feabhas m (genitive singular feabhais)

  1. excellence
  2. improvement
    feabhas mór air.
    He has greatly improved.
    Tháinig feabhas ar a chuma.
    His appearance improved.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feabhas fheabhas bhfeabhas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • febas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “feaḃas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "feabhas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.