IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
grá, m. (gs. as s. ~, as vn. ~ite). 1. vn. of gráigh. 2. Love. ~ a bheith agat ar, do, dhuine, to love s.o. ~ a thabhairt do dhuine, to love, bestow love on, s.o. An ~ a bhí aici ar a máthair, the love she had for her mother. Bhí ~ acu ar an áit ar tógadh iad, they loved the place where they were brought up. ~ Dé, love of God. An ~ atá ag Dia dúinn, God’s love for us. ~ tíre, teanga, love of country, of language. ~ na fírinne, an léinn, love of truth, of learning. ~ an tsaoil, love of worldly things. Tá ~ aige do na milseáin, he loves sweets. Bheith i n~ le duine, to be in love (with s.o.). Titim i n~ le duine, to fall in love with s.o. ~ pósta, married love. Amhrán, scéal, ~, love song, story. S.a. gnaoi11, lus. 3. Charity. (a) Love of fellow creature. ~ na comharsan, neighbourly love. Creideamh, dóchas agus ~, faith, hope and charity. (b) Beneficence. ~ dia, (act of) charity, alms. ~ dia a bheith ionat, to be charitable. ~ dia a dhéanamh (ar dhuine), to do an act of charity (towards s.o.). Ba mhór an ~ dia é, it would be a great act of charity. Le ~ dia orm a rinne sé é, he did it for me out of charity. 4. Beloved person. A ghrá, my love; my dear. ~ mo chroí, my heart’s beloved, my darling. A ~ geal, a ~ bán, her dearly beloved, her sweetheart. Do ghrá a phósadh, to marry the one you love. Mo ghrá thú! I love you! Bravo! (Of coaxer, fortune-hunter, fair-weather friend) Mo ghrá thú is rud agat, ‘I love you while you have something to give’. 5. (In phrases) Ar ghrá, de ghrá, ruda, for love of, for the sake of, sth. Ar ghrá d’oinigh, for honour’s sake, for the sake of decency. De ghrá an réitigh, for peace sake. 6. Lit:Fear, giolla, ~, confidential servant. Aos ~, confidants, chosen followers. Aos ~ Dé, God’s chosen ones.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tá grá, gráin, aici air, she loves, hates, him.
Grá don ~, grá na hailpe, cupboard love.
~ grá, máirseála, óil, love-, marching-, drinking-, song.
Cad is grá ~? What is love?
Tá grá, gráin, aithne mhaith, air, he is loved, hated, well-known.
1. ~ a mbí grá Dé, where there is the love of God.
Grá na ~n, love of one’s neighbour.
Grá a chur isteach ina gcroí, to instil love into their hearts.
Grá gan chúiteamh, unrequited love.
Grá ~e, [’love in absence’, love of person one has not seen.
Folaíonn grá gráin, [’love veils ugliness’, love is blind.
Gáinní grá, pangs of love.
Grá agus ~, love and affection.
Grá ~, pagan, unholy, love.
Nochtann grá ~, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
~ creidimh, dóchais, grá, act of faith, of hope, of charity.
Grá le, to become fond of, affectionate towards.
Folaíonn grá ~, love is blind.
Tá a chroí ar ~ le díograis, le grá Dé, his heart is burning with zeal, with God’s love.
Tá siad ag leá le grá dó, they simply adore him.
Tá grá aici orthu agus níl aici ach a ~, she loves them and they love her just as much.
Grá, carthanacht, a thabhairt, to give love, friendship.
~ ceana, grá, warmth of affection, of love.
Ar mhéad a grá uime, so great was her love for him.