IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
máthair, f. (gs. -ar, pl. máithreacha). 1. Mother. (a)~ clainne, teaghlaigh, the mother of a family. ~ altrama, foster-mother. ~ chéile, mother-in-law. ~ mhór, ~ chríonna, grandmother. ~ Dé, the Mother of God. S.a. baistí1. (b)Ár máithreacha romhainn, our mothers before us. (c)~ áil, mother of brood; Fig: woman leader. 2. (a) Source. ~ abhann, uisce, source of river, of water. ~ chointinne, chogaidh, source of contention, of war. ~ ghoir, core of abscess. S.a. fríd11. (b)Anat:~ bhúidh, pia mater. ~ chrua, dura mater. 3. Ich:~ na mballach, sea-wife. 4. Bot:~ airne, blackthorn. S.a. lus. 5. ~ shúigh, squid.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
A athair agus a mháthair, his father and mother.
A hathair agus a máthair, her father and mother.
Tá a máthair aici, she has her mother (staying with her, helping her).
Athair, máthair, mac, ~a, foster-father, -mother, -son.
4. Ní raibh d’~ ná (de) mháthair ann ach iasc, the place was alive with fish.
Máthair bhaistí, godmother.
A athair ~, a mháthair bheag, a leanbh ~, dear father, mother, child.
Is í a máthair ~ cos í, she is the image of her mother.
Chaill siad a máthair, they lost their mother.
Bean mhic is máthair chéile, daughter-in-law and mother-in-law.
~ na máthar lena clann, a mother’s leaning towards her children.
Máthair chríonna, grandmother.
Is í a máthair go ~ í, she is exactly like her mother.
~ na máthar ina mac, a mother’s tenderness for her son.
Thug sí dá hathair, dá máthair, é, she gave it to her father, to her mother.
~ athar, máthar, paternal, maternal, uncle.
~ athar, máthar, paternal, maternal, aunt.
Tá D~ láidir (agus tá máthair mhaith aige), God is strong, a powerful ally in distress.
Déanfaidh sé an ~ is a mháthair, an ~ i bpocán, he will do the devil and all, work wonders with his tongue.
A mháthair dhil, (my) dear mother.
A Dhia, a mháthair, dhílis, dear God, mother.
A mháthair na ~, dear mother.
Bhí an lao ag ~ a mháthar, ar a mháthair, the calf was sucking its mother.
Do mo mháthair an féirín, the gift is for my mother.
Bhí an ~ is a mháthair ann, everybody who could come was there.
D’~ a mháthair air faoi sin, his mother reproved him for that.
Ní hí a máthair a lean siad ach ~, they did not take after their mother but after him.
Is lú ná ~ máthair an oilc (na cointinne, an drochábhair), a small spark kindles a large fire.
~ athair ~ mháthair, without father or mother.
Is é an péarla ~ ag a mháthair é, he is his mother’s precious jewel.
Ach amháin go raibh mé ag ~eadh dá mháthair, only that I had consideration for his mother’s feelings.
Máthair (an) ghoir, core (of abscess);
An ~ a bhí aici ar a máthair, the love she had for her mother.
Bhí sí ina máthair mhaith acu, she was a good mother to them.
Rinne sí ~ máthar dó, she was like a mother to him.
~ gan athair gan mháthair, duckweed.
Aon mhac máthar acu, any mother’s son of them.
Rinne a mháthair ~ de, his mother spoiled him.
Máthair mhaith, good-mother, mother-in-law.
~a tí, bondstones of house.
~a an bhainne, milch cows.
(Go lige Dia) slán ~a an bhainne, God bless the givers of milk.
Is é an peata ~ ag a mháthair é, he is his mother’s darling.
An t-uan ag múineadh méilí dá mháthair, the lamb teaching its mother how to bleat.
Ár máthair mhuirneach, our dear mother.
A mháthair ó! Mother dear!
Is measa leis a mháthair ná a athair, he likes his mother better than his father.
An ~ is a mháthair; an ~ mór is a bhean, all the world and his wife.
Tá sí gaolmhar dúinn ó thaobh a máthar, she is related to us on her mother’s side.