síor-

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See also: sior, sìor, siôr, and siör

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From síor (eternal, perpetual; continual), from Old Irish sír (lasting, constant) (compare Manx sheer-, Scottish Gaelic sìor-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

síor-

  1. perpetual, continual
  2. ever-, invariably, always

Derived terms[edit]

  • síorchaint f ((act of) talking continually; never-ending talk)
  • síorghnách (commonplace, humdrum, adjective)

Related terms[edit]

  • síoraí (eternal, perpetual; unceasing, continual; constant, persevering, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
síor- shíor-
after an, tsíor-
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "síor-" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • sír” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.