foirfigh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish foirbthigid (finishes, completes, makes perfect; becomes complete, attains maturity), from foirbthe (complete, perfect; old, aged) (compare modern foirfe), past participle of for·fen (finishes, completes, brings to an end).

Verb[edit]

foirfigh (present analytic foirfíonn, future analytic foirfeoidh, verbal noun foirfiú, past participle foirfithe)

  1. to complete, perfect
  2. to age, mature
Conjugation[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • foirfe (complete, perfect; aged, mature)
  • foirfeach (aged, mature person; elder)
  • foirfeacht (completeness, perfection; age, maturity; old age)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

foirfigh m

  1. genitive singular of foirfeach
  2. nominative plural of foirfeach

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
foirfigh fhoirfigh bhfoirfigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.