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TORTHAÍ IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
idea, s. Idé f, smaoineamh m. It was a great idea, ba mhór an mheabhraíocht, an intleacht, é. What a funny idea! nach barrúil an smaoineamh é! To give a general idea of a book, léargas ginearálta a thabhairt ar leabhar. I can't bear the idea, cuireann sé rud orm, goilleann sé orm, smaoineamh air. Man of ideas, fear mór smaointe. He hit upon the idea of . . ., bhuail an smaoineamh é . . .; thit sé isteach ina intinn ... I have an idea that . . ., tá mé ag ceapadh go . . .; tá barúil agam go . . . I had no idea that..., níor shíl mé riamh go . . .; níor smaoinigh mo chroí go . . . Give up the idea, caith as do cheann é. I have a clear idea of it, tá sé go glan soiléir i m'intinn agam. He has some idea of chemistry, tá eolas éigin, breac-eolas, aige ar an gceimic. F: What an idea! cuimhnigh ar a leithéid! The idea! a leithéid!
ABAIRTÍ IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
The idea at the back of his mind, an smaoineamh atá (bhí, etc.) i gcúl a chinn aige.
The birth of an idea, giniúint smaoinimh.
The idea broke in on him, bhuail an smaoineamh é, tháinig an smaoineamh ina cheann.
A bright idea, smaoineamh maith.
Brilliant idea, ardsmaoineamh m.
What a comical idea! nach barrúil, aisteach, an smaoineamh é.
Cute idea, smaoineamh intliúil.
He is dallying with the idea, tá sé ag plé leis an smaoineamh.
He dropped the idea of doing it, chaith sé as a cheann é a dhéanamh.
I haven't the faintest idea, níl tuairim dá laghad agam.
I don't favour the idea, ní geal liom an smaoineamh, ní thaitníonn an smaoineamh liom.
A first-rate idea!, maith an cuimhneamh é! ardchuimhneamh!
He has a fixed idea on that point, tá a thuairim féin go daingean aige faoin bpointe sin.
I haven't the foggiest (idea), táim dall ar fad ar an scéal.
It was he who framed the idea, eisean ab údar don smaoineamh.
A funny idea, tuairim gan puinn dealraimh.
He gave up the idea of buying the farm, chuir sé ceannach na feirme as a cheann.
I have an idea, tá barúil agam.
I have an idea running through my head, tá smaoineamh ag rith trí m'intinn.
To imbue s.o. with an idea, smaoineamh a chur i gceann duine.
To impress s.o. with the idea that.., é a chur ar a shúile do dhuine go ...
To instil an idea into s.o., smaoineamh a chur ina luí ar dhuine de réir a chéile.
Leading idea, príomhsmaoineamh m, bunsmaoineamh (aiste, etc.).
To give a lively idea of sth., cruinntuairim a thabhairt ar rud; rud a aithris go beo.
Main idea, príomhsmaoineamh m, bunsmaoineamh m.
The idea is fixed in his mind, ní féidir an smaoineamh a chur as a cheann.
He was obsessed with that idea, bhí an smaoineamh sin á chiapadh de shíor.
Such an idea would never have occurred to me, ní chuimhneoinn go brách ar a leithéid.
Original idea of a work, bunsmaoineamh m saothair.
To plant an idea in s.o.'s mind, smaoineamh a chur i gceann duine.
He is possessed with that idea, tá an smaoineamh sin neadaithe ina cheann.
To possess s.o. with an idea, smaoineamh a chur i gceann duine.
He became possessed with this idea, dhaingnigh an smaoineamh seo ina cheann.
Preconceived idea, réamhthuairim f.
To prepossess s.o. with an idea, smaoineamh a chur i gcion ar dhuine.
We did not relish the idea, ní róshásta leis an smaoineamh a bhíomar.
F: To ride an idea to death, an smior chailleach a bhaint as smaoineamh.
F: Don't run away with the idea that . . ., ná síl chugat féin go . . .
I have a shrewd idea that. . ., is é mo thuairim láidir go. . .
His mind shrank from the idea, dhiúltaigh sé don smaoineamh.
I have a sort of idea that . . ., tá cineál de bharúil agam go . . ., táim in amhras go . . .
I struck upon an idea, bhuail smaoineamh mé.
He was very much taken by the idea, thaitin an smaoineamh go mór leis.
To take an idea from an author, smaoineamh a fháil, a ghlacadh, ó údar.
I do not take to the idea, ní mó ná go dtaitníonn an smaoineamh liom.
To take up an idea, do chuid féin a dhéanamh de smaoineamh.
A topping idea, smaoineamh m sármhaith, tofa.
They are toying with the idea, ag ealaín leis an smaoineamh atá siad.
F: To tumble to an idea, smaoineamh a thabhairt leat, a thuiscint.
He turned the idea over in his mind, thug sé a chíoradh don scéal ina intinn; chuir sé an scéal trí chéile ina intinn féin.
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