IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
An fear ~, the man (approaching) from the west.
~ átha, barra, approach to ford, to sandbar.
Tá a chlann i m~ a bpósta, his children are approaching the age of marriage.
Dul ~ duine, to go to, to approach, s.o.
Tá sé ~ an dorais chugainn, he is approaching our door.
Ag teacht ~, coming near, approaching.
Ag crónú chuige, getting late, approaching the last stages.
Tá sé ag ~amh ar an meán oíche, it is approaching midnight.
Ag ~im leis an oíche, leis na trí scór, leis an aois, approaching nightfall, the three score, old age.
3. ~, ~í, an lae, approach of dawn.
Níl sé chomh láidir leat ná ina ghaobhar, ná ar na gaobhair aige, he is not as strong as you, nor anything approaching it.
Tá sé i leith na hoíche, na déanaí, it is approaching nightfall, getting rather late.
Ag tarraingt ar an ~, approaching the half-century.
Is é Brian do mharc, Brian is your likeliest mark, the man you should approach.
cé, cad, céard) Cé ~ chugainn? Who is that approaching us?
Tá siad ag ~t ar an doras, they are approaching the door.
Tá ~ éigin agam air, I can approach him with some confidence; I have some claim to his friendship.