seasamh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sessam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seasamh m ‎(genitive singular as substantive seasaimh, genitive as verbal noun seasta)

  1. verbal noun of seas
    Tá sí ina seasamh.
    She is standing up (lit. "she is in her standing").
  2. (act or state of) standing, a standing position
    Tuitim as mo sheasamh.
    I fall down, faint.
  3. endurance, durability, resistance
    seasamh san aimsir.
    The weather is holding good.
  4. reliance
    Is ort atá mo sheasamh.
    I’m relying on you.
  5. tolerance, putting up with
    Níl seasamh ag aoinne léi.
    No one can put up with her.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
seasamh sheasamh
after an, tseasamh
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • “seasaṁ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

External links[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sessam.

Noun[edit]

seasamh m ‎(genitive singular seasaimh, plural seasamhan)

  1. verbal noun of seas
  2. attitude, position