ró-

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ro- (Cois Fharraige)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Proto-Celtic *ɸro, from Proto-Indo-European *per-. Cognate of Welsh rhy-, Old Breton ro- (Breton re-); cognate of English fore, Latin prō. Compare Scottish Gaelic rò-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ró-

  1. (with adjective) too, overly
  2. (with adjective) very (in a negative way)
  3. (with verb) over-
  4. (with noun) excessive

Usage notes[edit]

  • This affix is used adverbially before adjectives to indicate excess; it is followed by a hyphen for words beginning with a vowel and triggers lenition in words beginning in a consonant:
    mhilis‎ ― too sweet
    ró-ársa‎ ― too old
    thirim‎ ― too dry
    bheag‎ ― very small, too small

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