IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
oíche, f. (gs. ~, pl. ~anta). Night. 1. (a) Period of darkness, night-time. San ~, at night. I lár na h~, in the middle of the night. Ar feadh na h~, throughout the night. Faoi scáth na h~, under cover of night. Thar ~, overnight. ~ dhorcha, chiúin, dark, calm, night. ~ ghealaí, gheimhridh, moonlight, winter’s, night. Obair ~, night-work. Iostas na h~, night’s lodging. Léine ~, night-shirt. Solas ~, night-light. Éan ~, bird of night. S.a. comhrac 2(b), lus, siúl 4 (a). (b) Nightfall. Go h~, go titim na h~, till nightfall. Tá an ~ ann, it is night. Rug an ~ orainn, night overtook us. (c) (Used adverbially) Bhí mé ann ~, I was there one night. ~ amháin a casadh orm é, one night that I met him. ~ dúinn ar muir, on a night that we were at sea. ~ éigin eile, some other night. 2. Portion of night taken as an occasion. ~ airneáin, dhamhsa, chártaí, chomhrá, a night of visiting, of dancing, of card-playing, of conversation. ~ cheoil, musical evening. ~ a dhéanamh de, to make a night of it. Rinneamar ~ go maidin de, we made it an all-night event. Bhí ~ mhór againn, we had a great night. 3. (a) Night following a particular day. ~ Dhomhnaigh, Sunday night. ~ an chluiche mhóir, (on) the night of the big match. ~ Lae Bealtaine, May-Day night. ~ a bpósta, (on) their wedding night. (b) Eve (of festival). ~ chinn féile, eve of festival. ~ chinn bliana, New Year’s eve. ~ chinn an dá lá dhéag, eve of Epiphany. ~ Shamhna, Hallowe’en. ~ Nollag, Christmas Eve. (Var: pl. ~anna)
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ na hoíche, the night air.
Bhí an-oíche againn, we had an excellent night.
Fad na hoíche is ~ linn, we think the night very long.
In ~ na hoíche, near nightfall.
Thug siad ~ na hoíche dó, they entertained him for the night.
Oíche airneáin, a night’s visiting; a social evening.
Tá ~ ar an oíche, the night is bitterly cold.
An oíche ~, tomorrow night.
Ag ~ oíche, groping in the dark.
An lá agus an oíche, day and night.
Chuala mé an scread san oíche, I heard a (sudden) scream in the night.
~ na hoíche, blackness of night.
Obair na hoíche ~, tonight’s work.
An oíche ~, the night after next.
In ~ na hoíche, at a late, unreasonable, hour of the night.
Go h~ san oíche, late at night.
Oíche A~, oíche Dé hA~, Friday night.
D’~ an oíche, the night wore on.
Oíche áir, night of destruction; fearfully stormy night.
Ar cheann oíche, against the coming of night.
~ na hoíche a thabhairt do dhuine, to house s.o. for the night.
Stoirm na hoíche ~, last night’s storm.
Oíche ~, bitterly cold night.
Bhain sé codladh na hoíche díom, it left me unable to sleep at night.
Is fearr ~ den lá ná dhá bhanlámh den oíche, it is better to start early than to work late.
Oíche Bhealtaine, eve of May Day.
Nára Dé do bheatha an uair seo d’oíche, bad welcome to you at this hour of the night.
~ maidine, meán lae, oíche, breakfast, luncheon, supper.
Rug siad as an oíche mar sin, in that way they passed the night.
Rug an oíche orainn, the night came on us.
An méid nach mborradh an lá de bhorradh an oíche é, he throve wonderfully, grew rapidly.
Tá an uair, an meán oíche, ~te linn, it is coming near the time, midnight.
Bhuail mé romham go bhfuair mé dídean na hoíche, I kept right on till I got shelter for the night.
Is geal an ~ san oíche, yellow is bright, easily seen, at night.
Go ~ dearg na hoíche, far into the small hours.
Oíche chaidrimh, social evening.
Tá ~ ar an oíche anocht, it is a fearful night; tonight will bring death to someone.
De réir mar a bhí an oíche á ~eamh, according as the night wore on.
Bhí oíche chaithiseach againn, we had a delightful evening.
1. Tá an oíche, an fharraige, ina ~, the night, the sea, is calm, serene.
Chuir siad ~ orm i gcomhair na hoíche, they fixed me up for the night.
Le ~ na hoíche, at night-fall.
Mura raibh oíche againn ~ liomsa é, we had a great night, I assure you.
Tá ~ fuar san oíche, the night is turning cold.
Á chásamh féin de lá agus d’oíche, bemoaning his lot day and night.
Oíche Chéadaoin, oíche Dé ~, Wednesday night.
Oíche chinn, cheann, féile, eve of festival.
Oíche chinn an dá lá dhéag, Twelfth-night, eve of Epiphany.