IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
coinnigh, v.t. (vn. -nneáil).Keep. 1. Maintain. (a)Teach, teaghlach, a choinneáil, to keep a house, a family. Ba, caoirigh, a choinneáil, to keep cows, sheep. Lóistéirí, cuairteoirí, seirbhísigh, a choinneáil, to keep boarders, visitors, servants. Bia, deoch, a choinneáil le duine, to keep s.o. supplied with food, with drink. Comhrá, cuideachta, a choinneáil le duine, to keep s.o. in conversation, in company. Coiscéim a choinneáil le duine, to keep step with s.o. Éadach, bróga, a choinneáil ar dhuine, to keep s.o. in clothes, in shoes. Duine a choinneáil beo, slán, faoi smacht, to keep s.o. alive, in good health, under control. Rud a choinneáil te, i gcóir, ar snámh, to keep sth. warm, in order, afloat. ~ ort é, keep it on. (b)Cuntas, miontuairiscí, a choinneáil, to keep an account, minutes. Earraí, plúr, a choinneáil, to stock goods, flour. (c)An t-am, na huaireanta, a choinneáil, to keep good time, regular hours. 2. Retain, hold. Seilbh, greim, a choinneáil, to keep possession, a grip. Do chiall a choinneáil, to keep one’s senses. An tsláinte a choinneáil, to keep in good health. Cuimhne a choinneáil ar rud, to remember sth. Smacht a choinneáil ort féin, to control oneself. Suíochán a choinneáil do dhuine, to keep a seat for s.o. Rópa a choinneáil, to hold a rope. Uisce a choinneáil, to hold water. Buntáiste a choinneáil ar dhuine, to retain an advantage over s.o. Rud a choinneáil as tuarastal, as an áireamh, to keep sth. out of a salary, out of the reckoning. 3. Store. Rud a choinneáil i mbosca, i dtaisce, faoi ghlas, to keep sth. in a box, secured, locked up. 4. Detain. Duine a choinneáil sa bhaile, ag feitheamh, as a theach, óna chuid oibre, to keep s.o. at home, waiting, out of his house, from his work. Níor choinnigh aon duine cúl air, nobody held him back. 5. Remain in (on). An leaba, an bóthar, a choinneáil, to keep one’s bed, the road. 6. Observe. An tsaoire, d’fhocal, a choinneáil, to keep holy days, one’s word. 7. (With various prepositions and adverbs) (a)~ ar, keep at. Choinnigh sé air ag caint, he kept on talking. ~ ort! Hold on! Choinnigh sé leis, he kept at it. ~ ó, refrain from. ~ amach ó, keep away from. ~ síos, suas, keep down, up. ~ suas le, keep up with. ~ amuigh, istigh, keep out, in. ~ siar, keep back, withhold. (b)~ le, catch, meet, up with. Choinnigh sé liom ag an séipéal, he caught up with me at the chapel.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Coinnigh agat féin é, keep it in your possession.
Coinnigh ~ orthu, watch over them.
Coinnigh do scilling bheag, keep your paltry shilling.
Coinnigh an ~ gearrtha glan. (i) keep the face clean for cutting, (ii) keep your accounts straight.
Cuir, coinnigh, ~ é, place, hold, it sideways.
~ tí, teaghlaigh, maintenance, upkeep, of a house, of a household.
~ na sagart, maintenance, support, of the priests.
Tá ~ mhaith aige, he is well kept, fed.
~ dlí, observance of law.
Coinnigh ~ air sin, bear that in mind.
Coinnigh an méid sin faoi do chúlfhiacla, keep that to yourself.
Coinnigh do theanga ~, keep a quiet tongue in your head.
Coinneáil, friotháil, an Domhnaigh, Sunday observance.
Coinnigh faoin ~ é, keep it under your hat, secret.
Coinnigh do shúil ~, keep a sharp look-out.
Coinnigh le d’ucht is le d’fhormna é, hold it against your chest and shoulder.
Coinnigh an ~, keep what is left.
Coinnigh do ghreim, hold your grip; hold on.
Coinnigh an t-inneall ag imeacht, keep the engine running.
Coinnigh fad do láimhe uait é, keep him at arm’s length.
Coinnigh ar a mhine ghéire é, keep him on the jump.
Coinnigh ag ~ é, keep it going.
Coinnigh fad do ~ uait é, keep him at arm’s length.
Coinnigh fad do sciatháin uait iad, keep them at arm’s length.
Ná coinnigh an trácht ina sheasamh, don’t hold up the traffic.
Coinnigh ar ~ é, keep it going.
Coinnigh ~ ort féin, control yourself.
Coinnigh ~ orthu, keep an eye on them.
Coinnigh an bád i ~ na gaoithe, keep the boat close-hauled.
Fan ó ~, coinnigh ó ~ í, keep (it) north.
Coinnigh i d~ é, keep it in good repair.