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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
údar, m. (gs. & npl. -air, gpl. ~). 1. Author, originator; source, origin. Is tú ~ na conspóide, you are the instigator of the dispute. Ní mé is ~ leis, I am not the person who started it. Is é sin ~ gach oilc, that is the root of all evil. 2. Author, writer. ~ leabhair, dáin, dráma, author of a book, of a poem, of a play. Údair mhóra na litríochta, the great authors of literature. 3. Authority, expert. Tá sé ina ~ ar an ábhar, he is an authority on the subject. Focal údair i mbéal amadáin, words of wisdom on the lips of a fool. Lit: ~ saoirse, master-craftsman. 4. Authority, reliable evidence. Scéal a bhfuil ~ leis, a story that is well-founded. Tá ~ maith agam leis, I have it on good authority. Is tú féin m’~ leis, I have it on your own authority. An dtig leat ~ a chur le do chuid cainte? Can you substantiate what you say? Ráiteas gan ~, baseless statement. 5. Cause, reason. Bhí ~ gearáin aici, she had cause to complain. Thug sé ~ gáire dúinn, it gave us something to laugh about. Ní raibh ~ ar bith agat labhairt mar sin, you had no cause to speak like that. Ar bheagán údair, for little reason. S.a. bun1 5. 6. ‘Makings’. ~ sagairt, the ‘makings’ of a priest, a clerical student.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Is minic a chuaigh ~ thar údar, Homer sometimes nods.
Tá ~ agus údar agam leis, I can give source and authority for it.
Tá údar ~ agam leis, I have it from a creditable source.
~ chumadóra, údair, composer’s, author’s, royalty.
Le dea-mhéin an údair, with the author’s compliments.
~ gurb é is údar leis, because he brought it about.
Cúis, údar, a thabhairt le rud, to give a reason, an authority, for sth.
Údar gach ~ oilc, the author of every evil.
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