spreag

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sprecaid ‎(reproves, rebukes; wakes, rouses, urges).

Verb[edit]

spreag ‎(present analytic spreagann, future analytic spreagfaidh, verbal noun spreagadh, past participle spreagtha)

  1. urge, incite
  2. arouse, inspire
  3. prompt, encourage
  4. (literary) rebuke, reprove

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References[edit]

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