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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
annamh, a1. 1. Rare, infrequent. Uair ~, rare occasion. Scéal, cás, ~, unusual story, case. Cuairteanna ~a, rare visits. Duine ~ a dhéanfadh é, only an exceptional person would do it. Is ~ lá nach bhfeicim é, there is scarcely a day on which I don’t see him. Tá tú luath, rud ab ~ leat, you are early, which is seldom the case with you. Déan do chomhrá ó b’~ leat suí, have a chat since you seldom sit down. An dtroideann siad? Is ~ é. Do they fight? They seldom do. An rud is ~ is iontach, what’s seldom is wonderful; anything unusual draws attention. Go h~, seldom. 2. Lit: Lonely, desolate.
RELATED MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ ghearr is a déanamh go hannamh, ‘a short visit and not too frequent’, one should not wear out one’s welcome.
B’annamh leis a bheith déanach, it was unusual for him to be late.
B’annamh ~ a chuidigh siad linn, they seldom if ever helped us.
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