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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
canúint, f. (gs. -úna, pl. ).1. Speech, expression. ~ a chur ar rud, to express sth. in words. Sin mar a chuir sé ~ air, those were his very words. ~ chainte, verbal expression. Chuir sé ~ orm, he addressed me, spoke to me. Cuireadh mórán ~í ar an scéal, many versions of the story were told. Ba é sin a chanúint liom, that is what he said to me. 2. Vernacular, dialect. ~ na tíre, the vernacular. ~í na Gaeilge, the Irish dialects. 3. Accent, mode of pronunciation. Tá ~ choimhthíoch, ghalánta, ar a cuid cainte, she speaks with a strange, a genteel, accent. 4. Var. vn. of can3. (Var:canúin f, pl. canúnacha)
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Canúint ghalánta, genteel, posh, accent.
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