gearr

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See also: geàrr and gearr-

Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gerr. The verb is from Middle Irish gerraid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gearr (genitive singular feminine giorra, plural gearra, comparative giorra)

  1. short
  2. curt
  3. deficient, inadequate
  4. near, close

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative vocative/genitive singular masculine and archaic dative singular feminine: girr

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Verb[edit]

gearr (present analytic gearrann, future analytic gearrfaidh, verbal noun gearradh, past participle gearrtha)

  1. cut; shorten, reduce
  2. (card games) cut
  3. (dentistry, of teeth) cut (of child); grind
  4. (of wounding speech) make a cutting remark to someone; backbite; nag
  5. castrate
  6. levy, impose, allocate (from fund)

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gearr ghearr ngearr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • gerr” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • gerraid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “geárr” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 357.
  • “gearraim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 357.
  • "gearr" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “gearr” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “gearr” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

gearr f (genitive singular gearra, plural gearran)

  1. Alternative form of geàrr

Verb[edit]

gearr (past ghearr, future gearraidh, verbal noun gearradh, past participle gearrta)

  1. Alternative form of geàrr

Adjective[edit]

gearr

  1. Alternative form of geàrr