náire

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish náire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈn̪ˠaːɾʲə]

Noun[edit]

náire f (genitive náire)

  1. shame
    náire orm.
    I am ashamed
    (lit. "Shame is on me").
    • 1912, Patrick Pearse, Mise Éire:
      Mór mo náire:
      Mo chlann féin a dhíol a máthair.
      Great my shame:
      My own children who sold their mother.

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Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

náire f

  1. shamefacedness, bashfulness, diffidence, backwardness, reluctance
  2. shame, humiliation
  3. modesty, sense of decorum, nobility of behaviour, generosity

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