obair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish opar, from Latin opera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep- (to work).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obair f (genitive singular oibre, nominative plural oibreacha)

  1. verbal noun of oibrigh
  2. be engaged in physical work as a labour, activity, or task
    1. (product of) work
      Proverb:
      Molann an obair an saor.A man may be judged by his achievements. (literally, “The work commends the craftsman.”)
    2. strenuous effort, difficulty
  3. carry-on, conduct
  4. cause of wonder
  5. constructional operation
    1. plant, manufactory
    2. structural part
    3. fortification

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
obair n-obair hobair not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish opar, from Latin opera, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep- (to work).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obair f (genitive singular obrach or oibre, plural obraichean)

  1. work, job

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • obraich (work, labor; operate, verb)

References[edit]

  • opar, (opair)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.