IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
aois, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eanna). Age. 1. Length of life. Cá h~, cén ~, é? What age is he? Tá sé bliain d’~, he is a year old. Tá sé mór dá ~, ina ~, he is big for his age. Faoin, thar an, ~, under, over, age. *bIn ~ linbh, in infancy. In ~ na hóige, in youth. In ~ fir, mná, of (full) age. In ~ céille, discréide, na tuisceana, at the age of reason, of discretion, of understanding. Tá sé in ~ a phósta; tá ~ a phósta aige, he is of an age to get married. San ~ a bhfuil sé ann, ina bhfuil sé, at his age, time of life. In ~ a mhaitheasa, in his prime. Idir an dá ~, of uncertain age. Tá ~ mhór aige, he is a great age. Tá ~ an phinsin aige, he has reached pensionable age. Tá a ~ anseo, (i) there is a record of his age here, (ii) there is s.o. of his own age here. Ó ~ go bás, all through (adult) life. San ~ leanbaí, leanbaíochta, in dotage, in second childhood. Tá ~ chapall na comharsan, chapall na malairte, chapall na muintire, aige, he is as old as Methuselah. 2. Period of expectation of life. ~ an duine, the (normal) span of human life. Ní fhaca mé é le h~ duine, le h~ gadhair, I haven’t seen him for a lifetime. I ndeireadh, in earr, a ~e, at the end of his days. Roimh a ~, before his time, prematurely. 3. Old age. An ~, old age. Tá an ~ ag teacht air; tá sé ag dul (anonn) in ~, he is getting old. Tá sé ag titim san ~, he is getting old-looking, decrepit. Tá an ~ ag luí air, he is burdened with age. Níl ~ mar sin aige, he is not as old as that. Urraim don ~, respect for old age, for seniority. Thug sé ~ mhaith leis, he lived to a good old age. 4. Period, era. Ó ~ go h~, from age to age. An ~ seo, our era. Nósanna na haoise, the customs of the period. Míle bliain d’~ an Tiarna, 1,000 A.D. An fichiú h~, the twentieth century.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Bhí aois mhór aige, he was very old.
Caite ag an aois, worn out with age.
Tá ~ aoise eatarthu, there is a difference in their ages.
Is ~ an aois atá aige, he is a great age.
Tig an ~ leis an aois, fretfulness comes with old age.
~ in aois, advanced in age.
Bhain sé aois mhór amach, he lived to a great age.
Is ~ má tá sé bliain d’aois, he is barely a year old.
Bheith bliain d’aois, troigh ar airde, slat ar fad, tonna meáchain, punt an chloch, to be a year old, a foot high, a yard long, a ton weight, a pound a stone.
Tá sé ag éirí ~ leis an aois, his senses are being dulled with age.
Tá ~ aoise agam ort, I am older than you.
~ mhaith aoise, a good (middle ) age.
Cá haois é? What age is he?
Cárbh aois é? What age was he?
Tá sé ina chanach ag na leamhain, ag an aois, it is moth-eaten, crumbled with age.
Cén aois é? What age is he?
Bhí sé in aois a chéid, he was a centenarian.
In aois (na) céille, at the age of reason.
Ní thagann ~ roimh aois, youth will have its fling.
I g~ m’aoise, in my declining years.
~tha leis an aois, decrepit with age.
~ le bliain d’aois, more than a year old.
Bhí ~ na haoise ag teacht air, he was beginning to look old.
Ag cranrú leis an aois, stiffening with age.
~tha le haois, le fuacht, shrunk with age, with cold.
Craplaithe ag an aois, ag na scoilteacha, crippled with age, with rheumatism.
~ faoi ualach, le haois, bent under a load, with age.
Ag ~adh leis an aois, bending with age.
~ na haoise, the stoop of old age.
Tá sé ina chrunca ag an aois, he is bent double with age.
Ag cur lena aois, in keeping with his age.
~ aoise, disparity of age.
Aois ~e, age of discretion.
Cá haois duit? What age are you?
Ag ~im leis an oíche, leis na trí scór, leis an aois, approaching nightfall, the three score, old age.
In ~ a ré, a aoise, in his extreme old age.
Níl sí bliain d’aois ach ar ~, she is hardly a year old.
Ó d’fhág mé aois an pháiste i mo dhiaidh, since I grew out of my childhood years.
Tá sé le ~ ag an aois, he is bent over with age.
~ le haois, enfeebled from old age.
I bh~ a lae, a aoise, in the evening of his life.
Tá sé in aois ~e, he is old enough to work.
Tá sé ó fheidhm ag an aois, he is incapacitated from old age.
I bh~ a aoise, at the end of his days.
I bh~ a aoise, in the prime of his life.
Tá a cheannaithe ag géarú leis an aois, his features are becoming sharper with age.
Dul i bhfeabhas, i méid, i neart, in aois, to get better, bigger, stronger, older.
Bhí sé i g~ a dheich mbliana d’aois, he had reached ten years of age.
Sular tháinig ~ dá aois, before he was advanced in years.