garraí

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish garrda, from Old Norse garðr (enclosed space, yard), from Proto-Germanic *gardaz (court, yard, enclosure), from *ǵʰortós (enclosure), from *ǵʰer- (to enclose).

Noun[edit]

garraí m (genitive singular garraí, nominative plural garraithe)

  1. garden
  2. small (enclosed) field, plot
  3. yard, enclosure
  4. ring, halo
Declension[edit]
  • Alternative plural: garranta (Cois Fharraige)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

garraí f pl

  1. plural of garra

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
garraí gharraí ngarraí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "garraí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • field” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • garden” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • yard” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • garrda” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Greene, D. 1973 ‘The influence of Scandinavian on Irish’ in Bo Almqvist & David Greene (eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress, Dundalgan Press, Dundalk, pp. 75-82