foirfe

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish foirbthe (complete, perfect; old, aged), past participle of for·fen (finishes, completes, brings to an end).

Adjective[edit]

foirfe

  1. complete, perfect
  2. aged, mature
  3. (grammar) perfect

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • foirfeach (aged, mature person; elder)
  • foirfeacht f (completeness, perfection; age, matureity; old age)

Related terms[edit]

  • foirfigh (complete, perfect; age, mature, verb)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
foirfe fhoirfe bhfoirfe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish foirbthe, past participle of for·fen (finishes, completes, brings to an end).

Adjective[edit]

foirfe

  1. perfect, good, faultless
  2. old, ancient
  3. come to man's estate or years of maturity

References[edit]