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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
gortach, a1. 1. Hungry. (a)Prov:Ní chuimhníonn cú ~ ar a coileán, ‘a hungry hound does not remember its whelp,’ necessity knows no law. (b) Inducing hunger. Sliabh, aer, ~, hungry mountain, air. S.a. féar 1. (c) Poor, barren. Talamh ~, hungry land. Áit ghortach, hungry, barren, place. 2. (a) Scanty, skimpy. Béile ~, scanty meal. (b) Mean, niggardly. Bheith ~ le duine, to be stingy with s.o. Rud a dhéanamh go ~, to do sth. in a niggardly fashion. Roinn sé go ~ é, he shared it grudgingly. Is ~ an fear é, he is a miserly man. 3. (As s.)Bia don ghortach, (to give) food to the hungry.
RELATED MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Is fearr bothán ~ ná caisleán gortach, a cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.
~ gortach, quaking-grass.
Tháinig ~ gortach orm, I was overcome with hunger.
Tomhas ~ gortach, mean miserable measure.
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