neart

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nert (strength, might, power; ability; control), from Proto-Celtic *nertom (strength, force), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy). Compare with Breton nerzh, Cornish nerth and Welsh nerth.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

neart m (genitive singular nirt)

  1. strength; force, power
    Proverb:
    neart go cur le chéile.Unity is strength.
    1. fortitude
  2. a large amount (followed by the genitive; usually translated into English by plenty, much, many or a lot)
    neart airgid aige.
    He has a lot of money.
    Bhí neart daoine sa tseomra.
    There were many people in the room.
  3. power to prevent, to remedy
    Proverb:
    Níl neart ar an mbás (ach pósadh arís).There is no cure for death (but to marry again).
  4. ability

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • ainneart m (overweening strength, violence, oppression)
  • dul i neart (grow strong, become powerful, verb)
  • gníomh nirt m (a feat of strength)
  • neartaigh (strengthen, verb)
  • neartlá m (the heat of the day, the noonday sun)
  • neartmhar (strong, vigorous, powerful, adjective)
  • neart tola (will-power)

Related terms[edit]

  • aimhneart m (want of strength, weakness)

References[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

neart

  1. to not plow; negative form of art

Conjugation[edit]


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /næ͜ɑrt/, [næ͜ɑrˠt]

Verb[edit]

neart

  1. second-person singular present indicative of nesan

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nert (strength, might, power; ability; control), from Proto-Celtic *nertom (strength, force), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ner-to- (virile, strong), a derivative of *h₂nḗr (man; vital energy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

neart m (genitive singular nèirt, no plural)

  1. strength, power, might, energy, pith, force, vigour
  2. plenty, abundance, many, number
  3. the greater part of something
  4. valour
  5. (rarely) miracle

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • neart” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “nert”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language