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TORTHAÍ IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
comaoin1, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eacha).1. Favour, obligation. ~ a chur ar dhuine, to do s.o. a favour, put s.o. under an obligation. Bheith faoi chomaoin ag duine, to be under a compliment, beholden, to s.o. Tá mé faoi chomaoin agat, I am obliged to you. Mar chomaoin orm a rinne sé é, he did it to oblige me. Chaith sé ~ liom, he did me a favour, put himself out on my account. ~ gan chúiteamh, an unrequited favour. ~ gan chaillteanas, a good turn that costs nothing; a cheap favour. 2. Return for favour, recompense. ~ a chineáltais a dhéanamh ar dhuine, to requite s.o.’s kindness. I g~ a ndearna sé dom, in return for what he did for me. Is é mo chomaoin gar a dhéanamh dó, I owe him a good turn. B’olc an chomaoin dom gan cuidiú leat, it would be very ungrateful of me not to help you. Is deas an chomaoin orm mo pheann a thabhairt leat, it is a nice way you repay me by taking my pen. Thug mé ~ a bhuille dó, I returned his blow, struck him back. Tabhair ~ a láimhe féin dó, pay him back in kind. An chomaoin chéanna ort! The same to you! 3. Enhancement. ~ a chur ar rud, to do something to enhance the appearance, the value, of sth. ~ ar scéimh seoda, jewels set off beauty. Ba chomaoin ar d’aghaidh boiseog uisce a chur uirthi, your face could do with a little washing. Tháinig ~ mhór ar an lá as sin amach, the day improved greatly from that on. 4. Consideration; offering. ~ a ghlacadh ó dhuine, to accept a consideration from s.o. ~ Aifrinn, Mass offering, honorarium. (Var:~e f)
Comaoin2, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eacha).Communion. 1. ~ na Naomh, the Communion of Saints. ~ spioradálta, spiritual communion. 2 = comaoineach2. (Var:gs. ~each1; ~e f)
TORTHAÍ GAOLMHARA IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
ABAIRTÍ IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Is beag an chomaoin a chuir sé ort, he didn’t put you under much of a compliment.
~ a chur ar dhuine, to do s.o. a disservice.
~ a dhéanamh ar dhuine, to requite s.o. poorly.
D’fhág tú comaoin orm, you placed me under an obligation.
~ chomaoin ag duine, under an obligation to s.o.
Ceannaitheoir, sealbhóir, ar ~, purchaser, holder, for value.
Comaoin ~, valuable consideration.
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