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Etymology 1[edit]

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


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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.


foirfigh m

  1. inflection of foirfeach:
    1. vocative and genitive singular
    2. nominative and dative plural


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.