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
    • 1894 March 1, Peadar Mac Fionnlaoigh, “An rí nach robh le fagháil bháis”, in Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge, volume 1:5, Dublin: Gaelic Union, pages 185–88:
      Chuaidh sé ionns’ ar an rígh ⁊ fuair sé é ar shuidheachán san gharrdha, ⁊ d’iarr sé airgiod air.
      He went unto the king, and found him seated in the garden, and he asked him for some money.
    Synonym: gairdín
  2. small (enclosed) field, plot
    Synonyms: gort, páirc
  3. yard, enclosure
  4. ring, halo
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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.

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