IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
gá1, m. (gs. ~). Need, requirement. ~ a bheith agat le rud; bheith i n~ ruda, to have need of sth. An rud is ~, what is required. Má tá ~ leis, if it is necessary. Dá mbeadh ~ lena dhéanamh, if it needed to be done. Más ~ (é), if need be. Nuair is ~, when necessary. Is ar éigean is ~ é, it is hardly necessary. Ní ~ a rá (go), needless to say (that). Ní ~ duit imeacht, you needn’t go. Níor ghá duit ach labhairt leis, you had only to speak to him. An chéad ghá a bhaint as, to attend to the most pressing need. Gan ghá gan riachtanas, without any necessity. Múineann ~ seift, necessity is the mother of invention. Bhuaigh an ~ ar an gcoinníoll aige, dire necessity compelled him to do it.
gá2 = cá.