geur

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Dutch goor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geur m (plural geuren, diminutive geurtje n)

  1. A scent, smell, odour, odor.
  2. (figuratively) (notably the diminutive, with the indefinite article: een geurtje) An appearance, something associated, especially in a negative sense
    Ik betrouw dat zaakje niet, er zit een geurtje aan!
    I don't trust that affair, there's something fishy about it!

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

geur

  1. first-person singular present indicative of geuren
  2. imperative of geuren

Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

geur (genitive singular masculine géir, genitive singular feminine géire, plural geura, comparative géire)

  1. Obsolete spelling of géar

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geur gheur ngeur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gér (compare Irish géar, Manx gear, geayr, geyre).

Adjective[edit]

geur (comparative gèire)

  1. sharp, keen
  2. pungent, acute, virulent
  3. poignant
  4. shrill
  5. bright (intelligent)
  6. incisive
  7. sour, tart
  8. sharp (music)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
geur gheur
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • gér” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.