IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
rogha, f. (gs. ~, pl. ~nna).Choice. 1. Choosing, selection. ~ a dhéanamh (idir rudaí, de rud), to make a choice (between things, of sth.). Tá siad ar do ~ agat, you may choose whichever of them you like. Bain do ~ astu, take your pick of them. Thógfainn de ~ fanacht ann, I would rather choose to stay there. Bíodh do ~ agat, have your choice. A ~ duit suí nó seasamh, (i) you may sit or stand as you please, (ii) whether you sit or stand. Tá sin de ~ agat, that is for you to choose. Ní de ~ a rinne mé é, I didn’t do it by choice. De ~ ar, in preference to. ~ a bhreith, to make a choice. Dá mbeadh breith as dá ~ agam, if I could pick and choose. S.a. bodach 1, réiteach 3 (b).2. Alternative. Níl an dara ~ agam, I have no alternative. Ní raibh de ~ air (ach), there was no alternative (but). 3. Thing or person chosen. Is tú mo ~, you are my chosen one. Mo ~ den iomlán acu, my pick of them all. 4. The choicest, the best. Níl a ~ le fáil, there is nothing to beat it. Is í ~ ban Éireann í, she is the flower of Irish women. ~ agus togha na bhfíonta, the choicest wines. 5. (With copula and le) Is ~ liom imeacht anois, I prefer to go now. Cibé acu is ~ leat, whichever of them you like. Más ~ leat é; más é is ~ leat, if that is what you wish. Mar is ~ leat, as you choose. 6. (Followed by noun in nom. case) Do ~ rud, anything you like. Gabh i do ~ áit, go wherever you wish. Thug sé a ~ bail air, he treated it as he pleased. Cuirfidh mé do ~ geall leat, I’ll bet you anything. Pósadh sé a ~ bean, let him marry whatever woman he chooses. (Var:~in f)
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Bain do rogha astu, take your choice of them.
~ do rogha astu, take your pick of them.
Déan ar do rogha ~ é, do it any way you like.
Tabhair rogha don bhodach agus tógfaidh sé an díogha, give a beggar a horse and he will ride to the devil.
Tá do rogha ar do bhos agat, you have been made an offer; you have your choice.
Dá mbeadh ~ agus dhá rogha agam, if I could pick and choose.
Déan do rogha ~ de, make what you like of it (you must do without it).
Do rogha ~, whichever one you choose.
Níl an ~ rogha agam, I have no other choice, no alternative.
~ do rogha rud, do whatever you choose.
Rogha a dhéanamh de rud, to choose sth.
Rogha an dá dhíogha, a choice between two evils.
Rogha ~, choice of weapons.
Déanadh a rogha duine an t-~, no matter who bears the expense.
do rogha, pick your choice.
Ní théann rogha ón ~, peace is everything.
~ do rogha ceann, take whichever one you like.
~ agus rogha, pick and choice.
Is iad ~ agus rogha na tíre iad, they are the best in the land.