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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
siocair, f. (gs. -crach, pl. -cracha).1. (Immediate) cause, occasion; pretext, excuse. ~ pheaca, occasion of sin. An rud ba shiocair leis an achrann, what gave rise to the quarrel. Ná tabhair ~ shlaghdáin duit féin, don’t risk catching a cold. Cad é is ~ leis? What’s the cause of it? Ní raibh de shiocair aige leis ach sin, that was the only reason he had for it. Ar bheagán siocrach, for little reason. Níl uaidh ach an t~, all he needs is an excuse. As ~ na drochaimsire, on account of the bad weather. (As, ar) ~ go, because. 2. Makeshift. An t~ scine sin, that excuse for a knife. (Var. of 2:~e1)
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