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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
acmhainn, f. (gs. ~e).1. Capacity, endurance. ~ teasa, ar theas, ability to withstand heat. ~ oibre, siúil, strength, capacity, for work, for walking. Tá ~ aige ar obair throm, he can stand up to heavy work. ~ óil, capacity for drink. ~ farraige, seaworthiness. Tá ~ grinn aige, he can take a joke. Níl ~ aige ar challán, he can’t bear noise. Níl ~ aici ar fheoil a ithe, she can’t take meat. Ní raibh ~ agam labhairt, I couldn’t bear to speak. Níl ~ agam air; níl sé ar m’~, I can’t bear it. Chuaigh sé, chuir sé é féin, thar a ~ leis, he overstrained himself at it, overdid it. Tharraing sé lena ~ air, he struck at it as hard as he could. Shil sí ~ a súl, she cried her eyes out. 2. (a) Means, resources. Tá sé in ~, is ~ dó, teach a cheannach, he can afford to buy a house. Níl sé d’~ aige na fiacha a íoc, he is unable to pay his debts. De réir, ar feadh, a ~e, according to his means. I ndeireadh a ~e, at the end of his resources. (b) Potentialities. 3. Equipment, gear. ~ tí, household equipment. ~ iascaireachta, fishing tackle.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Slua, eolas, acmhainn, an domhain, vast crowd, knowledge, resources.
Tá an fhaill agus an acmhainn aige, he has the time and the wherewithal.
Thar bhur n-acmhainn ~, beyond your own means.
In acmhainn an cháin a íoc, having the means to pay the tax.
Gach fear ~ a acmhainn, every man according to his means.
Chuir sé é féin ~ a acmhainn leis, he went beyond his resources with it.
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