IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
bóthar, m. (gs. -air, pl. bóithre). 1. Road. ~ mór, main road. ~ iarainn, railroad. ~ trasna, cross-road. An ~ a shiúl, to walk, travel, the road. Cur, dul, chun bóthair, to take the road, set out on journey. Tabhair an ~ ort féin! Get going! Buail (an) ~! Beat, hook, it! Bhíomar ag bualadh bóthair ar feadh an lae, we were tramping the road all day. Tá ~ ann, it (horse, car) eats up the road. Duine a chur ar an m~ ceart, to put s.o. on the right road. Duine a bhaint dá bhóthar, to interrupt, delay, s.o.’s journey. An ~ a thabhairt do dhuine, to put s.o. out on the road; to dismiss s.o. Ní maith an phaidir a chuir sé i mo bhóthar, he didn’t give me a very gracious send-off. Baile Átha Cliath a fhágáil ar an m~ ag duine, to leave s.o. in the lurch. Dul ar an m~ fada, to die, to take the last long journey. 2. Way, manner. As ~, out of the way. Tá bóithre deasa aige, he has nice ways with him. Ní maith liom na bóithre atá faoi, I don’t like his way of going on. Is iomaí ~ ann, he is a most devious person. 3. (In phrases) Bhí bóithre fola, allais, leis, he was streaming blood, sweat. Bhí céad punt ina bóthar, she had a hundred pounds in her possession.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tá ~ na mbóithre ar an áit sin, the roads lead to that place.
Tá ~ sa bhóthar, there is a rise in the road.
~ an staighre, an bóthar, (coming) up the stairs, the road.
~ an bóthar, over the road (from easterly direction).
~ an bóthar, (coming) down the road.
As bealach, bóthar, cosán, slí, out of the way, in error.
Ag ~t an bhóthair dá chéile, racing each other along the road.
~ an bhóthair, the top of the road.
~ is bóthar a thabhairt do dhuine, to dismiss s.o. summarily.
Ar bhéal, i m~, an bhóthair, na trá, fronting the road, the strand.
~ an bhóthair, na dtor, vagrant, tramp.
~ bóthair, vagrant, tramp.
Tabhair lán a bhonn den bhóthar, den chnoc, dó, let him take the road, to the hills; send him packing.
~ de bhóthar, de shiopa, de theaghlach, branch of road, of shop, of family.
~ bóthair, siúil, travelling friar.
ar na bóithre seo, a great many people pass along these roads, there is a lot of traffic on these roads.
~ an bhóthair, na sráide, the terminal point of the road, of the street.
Ghabh siad thar a chéile ar an mbóthar, they passed one another on the road.
~ bóthair, (i) dust from the road, (ii) =
Is fearr dúinn a bheith ag ciorrú an bhóthair, we had better be off.
Ciorróidh sé an bóthar dúinn, it will shorten the journey for us.
~ cnoic, claí, bóthair, side of hill, of fence, of road.
An bóthar a choimeád, to keep to the road.
Bhí sé i mo choinne ar an mbóthar, he was on the road to meet me.
An leaba, an bóthar, a choinneáil, to keep one’s bed, the road.
~ bróg, bóthar, boot-, road-, mending.
Tá ~ ag barr an bhóthair, there is a concourse of people at the top of the road.
2. ~ bóthair, cuain, edge of road, of harbour.
Ag ~ na mbóithre, where the roads meet.
~ bóithre, confluence of roads.
~ i mbóthar, in abhainn, bend in road, in river.
Cur chun bóthair, to take to the road.
~ chun bóthair, chun siúil, starting off.
Teach, bád, bóthar, canáil, a dhéanamh, to make a house, a boat, a road, a canal.
An bóthar ó dheas, the road to the south.
Bróg, éadach, teach, bóthar, a dheisiú, to repair a shoe, clothes, a house, a road.
~ an bhóthair, na sráide, the mud of the road, of the street.
~ bóthair, camber of road.
Duine a chur ar dhroim an bhóthair, an bhealaigh mhóir, to drive s.o. out of house and home.
Bhí ~ na mbóithre de dhaoine ann, the roads were crowded with people.
Bóthar a dhúnadh, to close a road (to traffic).
~ tí, bóthair, foundation of house, of road.
~ i mbóthar, i dtalamh, rise in a road, in ground.
An áit a n-éiríonn an bóthar, where the road ascends.
D’~ sé dá bhóthar, he abandoned his path, his course.
D’~ a bhóthar leis, he prospered on his way.
Ag ~ ar na bóithre, wandering, loitering, along the roads.
Tá ~ sa bhóthar, there is a dip in the road.