IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
cúram, m. (gs. -aim, pl. -aimí). 1. Care, responsibility. ~ ruda a bheith ort, to have the care of sth. ~ tí, teaghlaigh, áite, oibre, the care of a house, of a family, of a place, of a job. ~ anamacha, the care of souls. Cúraimí stáit, oifige, cares of state, of office. Dul i g~ ruda, to take charge of sth. Fágadh i mo chúram iad, they were left in my care. Rud a bheith ar do chúram, to have sth. in one’s charge. An mhuintir atá faoi do chúram, those who are in your care. Rinne siad ~ díom, they made much of me. ~ na máthar ina mac, a mother’s tenderness for her son. Ní de mo chúram é, it is not my concern. Ní hé is ~ dom, it is not what worries me. Bheith saor ó chúram, to be free from care. Tá seacht gcúraimí an tsaoil air, he is carrying world on his shoulders. 2. Family. Lánúin gan chúram, childless couple. An bhfuil do chúram go maith? Is your family well? Conas tá an ~? How are you all? Go bhfága Dia os cionn do chúraim thú, may God spare you to look after your family. Níor chuir sé aon chúram riamh air féin, he never married. 3. Charge, task, duty. Do chúram a fhreastal, to attend to one’s duty. Tá an ~ seo le cur díom agam, I have to get this job finished. An bhfuil a chúram díot? Have you finished with it? Tóg faoi bhun do chúraim é, take it easy. Tá a chúram déanta aige, he has fulfilled his trust, finished his work. Cá bhfuil do chúram? What have you to do? ~ gan chion, thankless task. ~ Úna, officious attention. 4. Need. Níl aon chúram agam de, I don’t need it.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tá cúram páistí, muirín mhór, orthu, they have children to care for, a large family to support.
Ná lig do chúram ar ~, don’t neglect your responsibility.
~tha ag cúraimí an tsaoil, harassed by the cares of life.
~ is cion is cúram, support and affection and care.
Cúram, dualgas, a chur ar dhuine, to place a responsibility, a duty, on s.o.
Cúram gan chúiteamh, thankless task.
Éilíonn siad cúram, meas, they demand care, respect.
Cúram a fhágáil ar dhuine, to leave a charge on s.o.
~ díot do chúram, lay aside your cares.
Cúram, freagracht, a ghabháil (ort féin), to take on a care, a responsibility.
Cúram ruda a ghlacadh, to accept the care of sth.
Ná ~ a chúram ort, don’t accept responsibility for it.
Tá a chúram ag luí go trom air, his responsibilities weigh heavily on him.
Ní cúram mar mhagadh é, it is not a responsibility to be undertaken lightly.
Tá a mhalairt de chúram orm, I have something else to attend to.
~ cúraim, a great deal of responsibility.
Dul i gcúram ruda, to take charge of sth.
Cúram, údarás, a thiomnú do dhuine, to delegate responsibility, authority, to s.o.
Thóg sí cúram na bpáistí uirthi féin, she undertook the care of the children.
Cúram ruda a thógáil de dhuine, to take the responsibility for sth. off s.o.
~ bróin, cúraim, burden of sorrow, of care.