saothar

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

saothar m (genitive singular saothair, nominative plural saothair)

  1. labour (work); toil, exertion; stress, effort
    gan saotharwithout effort
  2. work (product of labour)
    1. thing done, achievement
    2. works; literary or artistic composition
  3. (music) opus
  4. (music, literature) composition, piece
  5. job of destruction
  6. (literary) travail, pangs of childbirth
  7. evacuation of bowels; excrement
  8. (as verbal noun, ag ~) labouring, toiling

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "saothar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • effort” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • exertion” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • labour” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • opus” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • piece” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • toil” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • work” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.