IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
caomh1, m. (gs. & npl. -oimh, gpl. ~).Lit:1. Dear one, companion. ~ nó cara, friend or companion. Ag adhlacadh a g~ agus a gcarad, burying their friends and comrades. 2. Gentle, noble, person. A chaomha Éireann, (of poets) you gentlefolk of Ireland.
caomh2, a1. 1. Dear, gentle. A chéile ~, his dear, gentle, spouse. Cara ~, gentle friend. Is í ba chaoimhe de mhná, she was the gentlest of women. Ba chaomh do chlú, fair was your fame. 2. Mild, pleasant. Maidin chaomh, mild morning. Lasair chaomh, pleasant flame. 3. Lovely, smooth. Sról ~, soft satin. Clár ~, smooth plain. Tlacht ~, smooth skin, surface. (Var. of 3:~dha a3)