IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
uaigneas, m. (gs. -nis). Loneliness, solitude. 1. Lonely place. Ag siúl ar an ~, san ~, walking in solitude. In ~ na coille, in the solitude of the forest. Is ionann oileán is ~ acu, they look on an island as a solitary place. 2. State of being alone. Ag iarraidh uaignis, seeking solitude. Ní maith leo an t-~, they don’t like to be alone. Prov:Is fearr an troid, an t-imreas, ná an t-~, strife is better than loneliness. 3. (a) Feeling of loneliness. Bhí ~ orainn linn féin, we felt lonely all by ourselves. D’fhág a n-imeacht ~ orainn, we were lonesome when they went away. Bhain a gcuairt an t-~ dínn, their visit dispelled our loneliness. (b) Fear of being alone, fear of the dark, eeriness. Bhí ~ orm ag siúl na hoíche liom féin, I felt lonely walking through the night by myself. Chuirfeadh an áit sin ~ ort (dá mba i lár an lae ghil é), that place would give you an eerie feeling (even in broad daylight). 4. Seclusion, privacy. Ba dheas suí anseo ar an ~ tamall, it would be nice to sit here in seclusion for a while. In ~ an chroí, in the secret places of the heart.