. I. m.
(gs. aoin, pl. ~ta
). 1. Numeral
) (In counting) (Usually preceded by particle a. See a3
) A h~, one. A h~ déag, eleven. Fiche a h~, a h~ is fiche, twenty-one. Céad agus a h~, one hundred and one. A h~ is a h~, one and one. A h~ a chlog, one o’clock. Uimhir, cuid, a h~, number, part, one. Séarlas a hA~, Charles the First. Íocfaidh siad a h~ is a dó as, they will pay dearly for it. Lit
: ~ de laethibh, on a day, one day.
) Dhá ~, two ones.
) Scrios an t-~, delete the (figure) one. 2. One person or thing, unit. Gach ~, everyone, everybody. S.a. gach 1. Tá mé i m’~ in aghaidh beirte, I am one, alone, against two (persons). Níl acu anois ach ~ (amháin) dá gclann, there is only one of their children left to them now. Níl mac an aoin ann, there is not a living soul there. Gan ~ dár mbuaireamh, with no one to trouble us. Ar an gcéad ~, to begin with. ~ de chéad, one out of a hundred. Modh an aoin, the unitary method. Mar ~ le, in addition to. ~ le h~, one to one. Ar ~ = araon. S.a. bonn1 2. 3.
) Ace. An t-~ muileata, the ace of diamonds. Faoi ~ de, within an ace of. In ~ a ráite, a dheánta, on the point of being said, done.
: ~ marbh, blank score. Tá sé ina ~ marbh eatarthu, neither of them has gained an advantage over the other. Bíodh an scéal ina ~ marbh, let the matter rest.
II. num. a. (Lenites b, c, f, g, m, p) 1. One, any, (with negative) not one, no. (a) (In counting) ~ mhac amháin, one son. ~ fhear déag, eleven men. ~ teach is fiche, twenty-one houses. ~ duine (amháin) clainne, one of a family. In ~ lá (amháin), in one day. ~ uair amháin, once; once upon a time. (b) (Indefinite) ~ duine, ~ neach, anyone. ~ ní, ~ rud, anything. Níl ~ ní air, there is nothing the matter with him. ~ rud is mian leat, anything you wish. ~ rud beo, anything at all. In ~ áit, in ~ bhall, anywhere. Má tá ~ deoir bhainne agat, if you have a drop of milk. Níl ~ splanc chéille aige, he hasn’t a spark of sense, he has no sense. An bhfuil ~ ghreim aráin agat? Have you a bite of, any, bread? (c) (Intensifying with neg.) Ní rachaidh mise ar ~ fharraige inniu, I will not go to sea under any circumstances today. (d) (With abstract and collective nouns) Dá mbeadh ~ mhaith duit ann, if it were any good to you. Níl ~ olc iontu, there is no harm in them. Ní raibh ~ airgead agam, I had no money. (e) (With plural nouns used collectively) Ach nach raibh ~ airm acu, but that they had no arms, that they were unarmed. Mar nach bhfuil ~ bháid againn, because we have no boats, are without boats. (f) Níl ~ isteach, amach, acu, they can’t get in, out. (g) Lit: Lá n-~, one day. Feacht n-~, on one occasion. 2. One, same. Tá siad ar ~ dath, ar ~ airde, le chéile, they are both the same colour, height. Ar ~ aigne, intinn, of one mind, intention. Tá mé in ~ chás leat, I am in like case with you. Ar ~ fhocal, ar ~ tuairim, leat, in agreement with what you say, think. Ar ~ dul le, uniform with. D’~ ghuth, with one voice, unanimously. D’~ taobh, d’~ leith, on one side, united. 3. One, only. (a) (Usually with amháin) An t-~ iníon (amháin) atá acu, the only daughter they have. Is tú an t-~ duine (amháin) a labhair liom, you are the only person who spoke to me. An t-~ lá (amháin) a bhí mé saor, the only day on which I was free. S.a. amháin. (b) D’~ ghnó, d’~ turas, d’~ toisc, d’~ oghaim, of set purpose, deliberately.