guaire

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish gúaire (hair (of animals), bristles; a bristle).

Noun[edit]

guaire m (genitive singular guaire, nominative plural guairí)

  1. bristle
  2. Synonym of guaireach (rough hair, bristles)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • guaireach (bristly, setaceous, adjective)
  • guairigh (bristle, intransitive verb)

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

guaire m (genitive singular guaire, nominative plural guairí)

  1. sand barrier (at river mouth), sand-bar
    Synonym: oitir
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
guaire ghuaire nguaire
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “guaire” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “guaire” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

References[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

guai (woe!) +‎ -ire

Verb[edit]

guaire

  1. (intransitive) To yelp or whine

Conjugation[edit]

  • Takes avere even though intransitive

Related terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

guaire

  1. Alternative form of gaire