riamh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ríam.

Adverb[edit]

riamh

  1. ever
  2. (with negative) never

Synonyms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ríam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

riamh

  1. ever
    An robh thu ann riamh? ― Have you ever been there?
  2. never
    Cha robh riamh a leithid ann. ― There was never one like him.
  3. always
    Bha e riamh mar sin. ― He was always like that.
    riamh is roimhestill and before, abidingly

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only of past time.

Noun[edit]

riamh f

  1. series, number
  2. a drill of potatoes or turnips
  3. duration

Verb[edit]

riamh (past riamh, future riamhaidh, verbal noun riamhadh, past participle riamhte)

  1. drill (as turnips, potatoes, etc.)

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)