tóir

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See also: toir and -tóir

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tóir, from Proto-Celtic *to-wo-ret (running up to), from *reteti (to run).

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Noun[edit]

tóir f (genitive singular tóra, nominative plural tóireacha)

  1. pursuit, chase; hunt, search; pursuing party
  2. keenness, interest
    Tá an-tóir agam ar an gceol seo.
    I'm very keen on this music.
    Ní mór an tóir atá ar an bhfíon seo.
    This wine is not much sought after.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tóir thóir dtóir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • tóir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tóir” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "tóir" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.