fuar

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fuar ‎(plural fuars)

  1. Alternative form of feuar

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úar, from Proto-Celtic *owgros (compare Welsh oer), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂owg- (compare Old Armenian ոյծ ‎(oyc)). The initial f- of Modern Irish comes from a misinterpretation of uar as fhuar in lenition environments.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fuar ‎(genitive singular masculine fuair, genitive singular feminine fuaire, plural fuara, comparative fuaire)

  1. cold
  2. apathetic
  3. without interest
  4. uncooked

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • adhfhuar ‎(very cold, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fuar fhuar bhfuar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "fuar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 úar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úar, from Proto-Celtic *owgros (compare Welsh oer), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂owg- (compare Old Armenian ոյծ ‎(oyc)). The initial f- of Scottish Gaelic comes from a misinterpretation of uar as fhuar in lenition environments.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fuar

  1. cold, chilly, bleak, frigid, sober, stingy
  2. stinging

Derived terms[edit]

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