IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
chomh, adv. (Prefixes h to vowel) As, so. 1. (With a.) ~ geal le sneachta, as white as snow. ~ moch ar maidin, so early in the morning. ~ dócha lena athrach, as likely as not. Lán ~ dócha, just as likely. ~ déanach seo, as late as this. ~ hard leis! How tall he is! Má tá tú ~ cinnte sin de, if you are as sure of it as all that. Níl sé ~ láidir sin, he is not so strong. Tá tú ~ beag de chiall leis féin, you have as little sense as he has. Tá sé ~ maith agat fanacht, you may as well stay. Agus an ceann seo ~ maith, and this one as well. Ná mise ach ~ beag, nor I either. S.a. fada 1, 2. 2. (With a. and vb.) ~ . . . agus, as . . . as. ~ luath agus is féidir, as soon as possible. ~ maith agus a bhí ar a chumas, to the best of his ability. ~ fírinneach agus a tháinig liom, as truthfully as I could. ~ deas agus a chonaic mé riamh, as nice as ever I saw. ~ hamaideach agus gur chreid sé iad, so foolish that he believed them. ~ lag agus nach raibh ionam seasamh, so weak that I was unable to stand.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Ní chreidfeá ~ chomh hard leis, you wouldn’t credit that he is so tall.
Ní raibh mise ann ~ chomh beag, I wasn’t there either.
Chomh h~ le meannán, le druid, as lively as a kid, as carefree as a starling.
Bhí an lá an-dorcha, ~ é chomh fuar, the day was very dark, and it was also very cold.
Ba cheart dúinn a bheith amuigh ~ an lá chomh breá sin, we should be out of doors, seeing that the day is so fine.
Déanfaidh mé é chomh maith ~ is féidir liom, I’ll do it as well as I can.
D’aithin mé é chomh luath ~ a chonaic mé é, I recognized him as soon as I saw him.
A fhad ~ nár tháinig sé chomh fada linn, so long as it did not come near us.
Chomh h~ le buachaill óg, as gay as a youth.
Chomh h~ is a bhí ina cheann, at the top of his voice.
Chomh marbh le h~, stone dead.
Chomh dócha lena ~, as likely as not.
Chomh dubh leis an m~, as black as soot.
Níl sé ~ ar chomh hard leat, he is not nearly as tall as you.
Chomh lag le héan i m~, as weak as an ailing chick.
Níl chomh ~ le pingin agam, I haven’t even a penny.
Chomh soineanta leis an leanbh a rugadh aréir, as innocent as a new-born babe.
Dá mbeadh a bheo chomh díreach lena mharbh, if he were as straight in life as in death.
Tá sé chomh caol le cú, he is as slender as a greyhound.
Níl mé chomh hamaideach sin, I am not so foolish as that.
Chomh ~ leis an deoir, as poor as a church mouse.
Chomh ~ le cloch, le slis, le bodhrán, stone-deaf.
Chomh ~ le him, soft as butter.
Chomh folláin le ~, as lively as a trout, in excellent health.
Tá ~ san abhainn chomh maith is a gabhadh fós, there are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.
Bean chomh maith is a bhris arán riamh, as hospitable a woman as ever lived.
Chomh ~ le cat a mbeadh póca air, as proud as Punch.
Ní bhfuair sé chomh beag le ~, he didn’t get even a bite.
Chomh ~ le carraig, as solid as a rock.
Tá sé chomh maith le ~, he is as good as anybody.
Chomh teann le ~, as tight as a football.
Chomh cam le ~ lúbáin, as crooked as a hook.
Chomh ~ le tuar ceatha, as bent as a rainbow, arched forward.
Chomh ~ le hadharc reithe, le cam lúbáin, le cos (deiridh) an mhadra, as crooked as a ram’s horn, as a pot-hook, as a dog’s (hind) leg;
Bhí mé chomh ceart is a bhí mé ~, I was as much in the right as in the wrong.
Chomh bréan le ~, as foul-smelling as sewage.
Chomh geal le ~ an tsléibhe, as white as cotton-down.
Chomh ~ le cú, as slender as a greyhound.
Cé chomh mór leis? How big is he?
Chomh cinnte is atá ~ ar do mhuineál, as sure as you are alive.
Chomh geal le ~, as white as cotton-grass.
Chomh sean leis an g~, as old as the hills.
Chomh ~ is atá tú beo, grian ar an aer, méara ort, cluas ar do leiceann, gob ar phréachán, púdar i nDoire, an Cháisc ar an Domhnach! As sure as anything!
Chomh ~ leis an uaigh, leis an reilig, still as the grave.
Chomh ~ le linn, calm as a pond.
Chomh ~ le gráinneog, as prickly as a hedgehog.
Ná bí chomh ~ sin, don’t be so touchy.