IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
nós1, m. (gs. nóis, pl. ~anna). Custom; manner, style. 1. ~anna na tíre, na háite, the national, local, customs. Is é an ~ é, it is the custom. Is é sin an ~ atá acu, that is their usual practice. Ní hé ~ na cuideachta é, it is not etiquette. ~ adhlactha, burial custom. ~ maireachtála, style of living. ~ imeachta, procedure. Tá sé de ~ aige labhairt go grod, he has a habit of speaking abruptly. Mar ba ~ leis, as was his wont. ~ a bhunú, to establish a custom, set a precedent. Prov: Ná déan ~ agus ná bris ~, neither make nor break a custom. 2. Ar ~, in the manner (of), like. (a) Ar ~ na n-ainmhithe, after the manner of animals, like the animals. Ar mo ~ féin, as in my own case, like myself. Bí ar an ~ linn féin, be like ourselves. Ar aon ~, at any rate. Ar an ~ céanna, in like manner. S.a. cuma2 2, réidhe1 1. (b) (Followed by vb. clause) Ar ~ dá mbeadh, mar a bheadh, sé ag seinm, as though he were playing music. Ar ~ go mbeidh sé déanta in am againn, so that we will have it done in time. Pé ~ a rachaidh sé, however it goes. Cén ~ a bhfuil tú? How are you? (Var: npl. ~a)
nós2, m. (gs. nóis). Lit: Fame, renown.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Bhí an nós sin acu, they had that custom.
Nósanna na haimsire seo, present-day customs.
Nósanna na haoise, the customs of the period.
Tá sé ar nós na beiche inniu, he can’t content himself today; he is a bit waspish today.
4. Nós, margadh, a bhriseadh, to break a custom, a bargain.
Nós, cuimhne duine, a bhuanú, to perpetuate a custom, the memory of s.o.
~ nóis, retention of custom.
Nós, teanga, a chaomhnú, to preserve a custom, a language.
Bheith ar nós cuma liom faoi rud, to be indifferent to sth.
Bhí sé de nós acu, it was customary with them.
Nós, gnás, a dhéanamh, to make a custom, a habit.
Imeacht ar nós na gaoithe, mar a bheadh an ghaoth (Mhárta) ann, to go like the wind.
Nós nó ~, custom or usage.
Ná bí thusa ar aon nós leo, don’t you take after their fashion.
Riail, nós, a ~úint, to follow a rule, a custom.
Ní ~ duine ná barúil; ní ~ tír ná nós, so many men, so many minds.
Bheith ar nós na ~ i rud, to be indifferent to sth.
Nós atá faoi ~, a custom that prevails.
~adh le nós, to depart from a custom.
Amhránaíocht ar an ~, traditional singing.
An rud is measa de ~ a bheith ar nós cuma liom, the worst feature of it is your indifference.
Nós a tugadh isteach le gairid, a custom that was recently introduced.
Nós a tháinig anuas chugainn, a custom that was handed down to us.
Nós atá ag dul ar ceal, a custom that is disappearing.
Thit siad isteach le nósanna na tíre, they fell in with the customs of the country.
Fear nach raibh ~ do nós gall, a man who did not easily accept foreign ways.