fostaigh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish fastaid, fostaid, fostaigid, from Old Irish ·asstai, prototonic form of ad·suidi (stop, detain).

Verb[edit]

fostaigh (present analytic fostaíonn, future analytic fostóidh, verbal noun fostú, past participle fostaithe) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. catch, hold fast, grip
  2. engage, retain in service; hire, employ

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fostaigh fhostaigh bhfostaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "fostaigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • fostaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • ad·suidi” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.