IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
suim, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eanna).1. (a) Sum, amount; account, value. ~eanna airgid, sums of money. ~ na síntiús, the amount of the subscriptions. ~ an iomláin, the sum-total. An t~ cheart, the right amount. Tá sé ag dul chun ~e, it is adding up, becoming a tidy sum. Rachaidh sé chun ~e duit, you will profit by it. Dhíol mé faoi shuim iad, I sold them for less than they were worth. Rud a chur i ~, chun ~e, to take sth. into account; to attach importance to sth. Lit:Is curtha i ~ (go), it is worth noting (that). Rud gan ~, insignificant thing. Is beag de shuim iad, they are of little account. Is beag an t~ thú nár éiligh do cheart, if you were any good you would have claimed your rights. Níor mhór an t~ liom é a dhéanamh, I wouldn’t think twice of doing it. Ar:~eanna a dhéanamh, to do sums. (b) Extent, number. ~ aimsire, space of time. ~ de bhlianta ó shin, a number of years ago. Le ~ achair, for a while back. Le ~ anois, for some time now. Lit:~ dá saighdiúirí, a number of their soldiers. 2. Sum, summary. ~ an scéil, the sum of the matter. ~ ár gcomhrá, the substance of our conversation. ~ aicearrach na fianaise, short summary of the evidence. Is é a shuim (go), the gist of the matter is (that). 3. Interest, regard. ~ a chur i rud, to take an interest in sth. Má tá ~ agat ann, if you are interested in it. Bhí sé ag cur ~e inti, he was paying attentions to her. Más ~ leat do bheo, if you value your life. Níor shuim liom dá dtitfeadh an spéir orthu, I wouldn’t care if the sky fell on them. Níl ~ soip acu i mo chás, they haven’t the slightest interest in my case. Níor cuireadh ~ ná suaiméad ann, not the slightest interest was taken in it.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Is ~ an tsuim, de shuim, iad, they are of no consequence.
Suim bhreá airgid, good sum of money.
~ suime a dhéanamh de dhuine, to pay a lot of attention to, make much of, s.o.
Ní chuireann sé suim i g~ ná i gclog, he pays no attention to religion.
Suim, dúil, a chur i rud, to take an interest in, a longing for, sth.
Suim, tomhas, a dhéanamh, to do, solve, a sum, a conundrum.
Suim airgid a dhéanamh suas, to make up, get together, a sum of money.
Fuair sé suim airgid in ~ a chuid den talamh, he got a sum of money in lieu of his share of the land.
Tá suim eile ag éirí duit ag deireadh na bliana, another sum falls due to you at the end of the year.
Suim bheag ghágach airgid, miserable little sum of money.
Suim bheag le do chostas a íoc, a little sum to pay your expenses.
Bhí suim airgid ~tha amach agam lena aghaidh, I had set aside a sum of money for it.
Suim mhaith airgid, a good sum of money.
Suim a mhéadú faoi dhó, to multiply an amount by two.
Suim mhór airgid, big sum of money.
B’fhéidir ~ gcuirfeá suim ann, perhaps you wouldn’t be interested in it.
~ cuireadh suim ann, no notice was taken of it.
Ná cuir suim ná ~ ann, pay no heed to it whatever.
Suim shuarach airgid, paltry sum of money.
Thug sé suim mhaith airgid, he gave a good sum of money.