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Similar words: abhail · amhailt · samhail · admháil · amal
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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
amhail, s. & prep. & conj. 1. (a) = samhail1. (b)(In phrases).Thug, chuir, mé in ~ labhairt leis, I felt like speaking to him; I was about to speak to him (but didn’t). Níl aon ~ aige san anró, he is unconcerned about hardship. 2. prep. Like, as. (Does not affect following noun) ~ an t-éan i gcrann, like a bird on a bough. ~ gach duine eile, like everybody else. 3. conj. Like, as. ~ a dúirt sé, just as he said. ~ is béas dóibh, as is their wont. ~ is dá mbeadh fíon aige, as if he had wine.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Labhair sé liom, amhail ~ dá mbeadh aithne aige orm, he spoke to me as if he knew me.
Chothaigh sé é féin ann amhail carraig, he stood firmly there like a rock.
Ghabh sé fúthu amhail leon i bhfíoch, he attacked them like a raging lion.
Amhail ba mheanmarc dóibh, as they had expected.
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