IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tá a ~ aige, he has cause, reason, for it.
Tá ~ molta acu air, they have reason to praise him.
Tá ~ maíte acu as, they have reason to boast of him.
Ar an ~ sin, for that reason.
Ar an ~ go, for the reason that.
Gan fáth gan ~, for no reason whatever.
Is ~ (charaim Doire), it is for this reason (I love Derry).
Ní raibh sé in ~ a bheith ag casaoid, he had no reason to complain.
In ~ céille, discréide, na tuisceana, at the age of reason, of discretion, of understanding.
Níl ~ ná cruinneas ann, there is neither rhyme nor reason to it.
Dá bhíthin sin, for that reason.
~ i gciall, gross in reasoning, rude.
nár shéan sé é, by reason of the fact that he did not deny it.
Níor thug Dia ciall don bhrúid, God did not grant reasoning powers to the brute beasts.
Bhunaigh sé fáth a theachta, he set out the reason for his coming.
Tá sin ~ le réasún, that is opposed to reason.
Duine a thabhairt chun ~, to bring s.o. to reason, to talk s.o. round.
Cén fáth? For what reason? Why?
Teacht ~ céille, to come to the use of reason.
Do chiall a chailleadh, to lose one’s reason.
Ní raibh ~ le cur ann, he was not amenable to reason.
Duine a thabhairt chun céille, to make s.o. see reason.
Ó tháinig ~ chugam, dom, since I came to the use of reason.
In aois (na) céille, at the age of reason.
Tá, luíonn, sé le ~, it stands to reason.
Pé ~ é, whatever the reason.
~ ar bith cén fáth a bhí aige leis, whatever reason he had for it.
An té nach bhfuil ~ air, he who is not amenable to reason.
An té nach nglacann comhairle glacfaidh sé ~, he who will not yield to reason will yield to compulsion.
Dhéanfadh sé rud ~ ar bith duit, he would do anything within reason for you.
~ a bheith agat le rud (a dhéanamh), to have cause, reason, for (doing) sth.
Tá a chúis (lena chois) aige, he has good reason for it.
An chúis ar labhair mé, the reason I spoke.
Ní beag de chúis é, it is a good enough reason.
B’fhéidir go bhfuil a chúrsaí aige, perhaps he has reason for it.
Agus, ~ leis féin, a ábhar aige, and, in his own opinion, he has, had, good reason for it.
De bhrí gur fíor é, by reason of the fact that it is true.
Ní raibh ~ dó aoibh a bheith air, he had every reason to be in good humour.
Gan cúis ar ~, for no earthly reason.
Tá sé in aghaidh ~a, it is against nature, against reason.
2. ~ céille, want of sense; defect in reasoning.
~ i gcéill, defective in reasoning, wanting in sense.
Fáth ~, another, an additional, reason.
~ a bheith agat le rud, to have a reason for sth.
~ a dhéanta, the reason for doing it.
Cén ~? For what reason? Why?
~ a chur le rud, to give a reason, an explanation, for sth.
Agus ní gan ~, and not without reason.
Gan ~ gan ábhar, for no reason at all.
Is deacair fiacla a chur i gcúl corráin, [’it is hard to put teeth in the back of a reaping-hook’, to reason with a numskull.