IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
fás1, m. (gs. as s. fáis, as vn. ~ta, npl. fáis, gpl. ~). 1. vn. of fás3. 2. Growth. (a)~ ruda, the growth, development, of sth. ~ a chur faoi rud, to make sth. grow. Tá ~ fúthu, they are growing. Aimsir an fháis, time of growth; good growing weather. Tá ~ maith ann le tamall, things have been growing well lately. Cith fáis, growth-promoting shower. Duine ar a fhás, growing, half-grown, person. Tá sé i mbun a fháis, he is fully grown. Greamanna, íona, fáis, growing pains. Rud a chur ó fhás, to prevent the growth of sth. Tá a bh~ tugtha, they have come to the end of their growth. Le ~ an léinn, an eolais, with the growth of learning, of knowledge. ~ na gcathracha, the growth of cities. (b)~ féasóige, olla, a growth of beard, of wool. ~ bliana, a year’s growth. An dara ~, the second growth. ~ aon oíche, mushroom growth. 3. Plant, sapling, rod. ~ coill, hazel rod. ~ fuinseoige, ash-plant. ~ draighin, blackthorn stick.
fás2, a1. 1. Waste, vacant, empty, void. S.a. fuigheall1. 2. Wild, luxuriant.
fás3, v.t. & i. Grow. 1. Féar, barra, duilliúr, ag ~, grass, crops, foliage, growing. Ag ~ as an talamh, ar na ballaí, growing out of the ground, on the walls. Duine ~ta, grown-up person, adult. Buachaill ~ta anois é, he is a fully-grown boy now. An dream ónar fhás sé, the people from whom he sprang. Cosán ~ta, overgrown path. D’fhás cairdeas eatarthu, they grew friendly with each other. D’fhás faltanas as, enmity grew out of it. Náire san áit nár fhás sí! Shame where it grew not (is not to be expected). ~ aníos, suas, to grow up. Tá a gclann ag ~ aníos, their children are growing up. Ná lig dóibh ~ suas ort, don’t let them dominate you. S.a. bog21 (d), grian. 2. Rud a fhás, to grow sth.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
An síol a cuireadh, a d’fhás, the seed which was sown, which grew.
Is ~ atá do chraiceann ort; is ~ a d’fhás an olann ort, you are easily imposed upon.
Fás, féar, ~, rank growth, grass.
Níl ~ ná fás ag teacht air, he is not growing, progressing, one bit.
Tá ~ a shean ag fás leis, his hereditary instincts are being aroused.
Tá fás, borradh, fúthu, they are growing, developing.
Síleann siad gur as a cheann atá an ghrian ag fás, they see in him the glory of the sun, think the world of him.
Ní fhaca mé aon duine a d’fhás leat, I have seen no one who has grown like you.
Tá siad ag fás leo, they continue to grow.
Síolrú, fás, ó rud, to spring, grow, from sth.
Fás ~, rank, luxuriant, growth.
Ag fás de ~ a chéile, growing gradually.
Tá siad ag fás ina ~eanna, they are growing in layers.
Féachaint an fás nó meath a bhí ag dul ar na barra, to see whether the crops were growing or failing.