IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
féachaint, f. (gs. -ana, pl. ~í).1. vn. of féach. 2. Look. ~ a thabhairt ar rud, to take a look at sth. Thug mé ~ amháin orthu, I took one glance at them. Thug sé ~ mhillte orm, he gave me a killing look. Níl ~ roimhe ann, he lacks foresight. Lucht féachana, onlookers. 3. Appearance. Is olc an fhéachaint atá air, he looks bad. 4. Aspect. Tá ~ soir ag an teach, the house faces east. 5. Trial, test. ~ a chur ar dhuine; duine a chur ar a fhéachaint, to try s.o. (out). Nuair a cuireadh ~ air, when he was put to the test. Cuireadh ~ chrua orm, I was sorely tried. Ní raibh siad ach ag cur féachana ort, they only wanted to know how you would react. Cuirtear chun féachana é, let it be put to the test. 6. Taste, small portion. ~ den fheoil (a fháil), (to get) a taste of the meat. (Var:féacháil f)
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Níor mhór duit ~ láidir a bheith agat chun féachaint air, one would need a strong stomach to look at it.
~ duine a fhéachaint, a bhrath, to feel s.o.’s pulse.
Ag féachaint as a n~, attending to them.
Féachaint faoi d’fhabhraí ar dhuine, to steal a glance at s.o.
~aint síos, suas, i do thimpeall, an bealach eile, to look down, up, around, the other way.
Tháinig sé do m’fhéachaint, he came to see me, to visit me.
~aint go maith, to look well.
Cás a fhéachaint, to look into a case.
Bhí mé ag ~aint an dtiocfá, I wanted to see whether you would come.
~aint an rachadh agam labhairt leis, to see whether I could speak to him.
~aint cé acu is fearr, to see which of them is the best.
Rás a fhéachaint, to try a race.
Cuisle a fhéachaint, to feel a pulse.
Duine a fhéachaint i gcoimhlint, to try out a person in a contest.
Beidh le ~aint, that remains to be seen.
~aint ar chluiche, to look at a game.
Bhí sé ag ~aint orm anall, he was looking over at me.
Le ~aint air, to look at him, to judge by the look of him.
~aint chugat féin, to look, attend, to oneself.
~aint chuige (go), to see to it (that).
~aint do rud, to have regard to sth.
Gan ~aint dó sin, without regard to that.
~aint le rud a dhéanamh, to try to do sth.
Bhí siad ag ~aint le chéile, they were vying with each other.
Féachaint trí na gloiní, to look through the glasses, the binoculars.
Féachaint sa ghloine, to look in the glass, in the mirror.
Rud a fhéachaint go ~, to examine sth. closely.
Is iomaí ~ ina bhfuair sé a fhéachaint, he was tried in many dangers.
Féachaint thar do ghualainn, i ndiaidh do ghualainne, to look over one’s shoulder.
~ a fhéachaint le duine, to try a fall with s.o.
An ~ éisteachta, féachana, the audience, spectators.
Féachaint mhailíseach, wanton look.
Cad é an mhoill atá ort féachaint leis? What’s to stop you from trying it?
Tá sé ag féachaint go ~, he looks wretched.
Féachaint an fás nó meath a bhí ag dul ar na barra, to see whether the crops were growing or failing.
Ag féachaint ~, looking round.