grá

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See also: gra and grå

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish grád, from Proto-Celtic *gʷrātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grá m ‎(genitive as substantive grá, genitive as verbal noun gráite)

  1. love (with ar + the person or thing loved)
    grá agam ort.
    I love you.
  2. verbal noun of gráigh

Declension[edit]

As substantive
As verbal noun

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
grá ghrá ngrá
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "grá" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 2 grád?” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.