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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]

Non-lemma forms.


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.