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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
fánach, a1. 1. Wandering, straying, vagrant. An Spailpín F~, the Migratory Labourer. 2. Aimless, purposeless; vain, futile. Saol ~, aimless life. Smaointe ~a, stray thoughts. Is ~ an cúrsa agat é, it is a vain procedure for you. Tá sé ~ agam a bheith ag cur céille ionat, it is futile for me to talk sense to you. 3. Casual, haphazard. Sampla ~, random sample. Comhrá ~, casual conversation. Bheannaigh sé go ~ dom, he greeted me casually. Níor bhreathnaigh mé iad ach go ~, I examined them only haphazardly. Níl duine dá fhánaí nach mbeadh fáilte roimhe, any person who chanced to come would be welcome. 4. Occasional, rare. Ceathanna ~a, occasional showers. An uair fhánach a chonaic mé é, on the rare occasions on which I saw him. Is ~ a théim ann, I seldom go there. Anois agus arís, ach is ~ é, now and again, but only rarely. 5. Trivial, insignificant. Is ~ an chúis a bhí leis, a trifling thing caused it. Is ~ an rud a thógfadh achrann, very little could raise a quarrel. 6. Sparse. Barra ~a, sparse crops.
RELATED MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Níor imigh ach ~ orthu, only an odd person escaped from them.
Fear ~, casual, haphazard, worker.
Ag dul chun ~, becoming rare, disappearing.
Pointí fánacha, trivial points.
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