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1  art. [1].15, etc.; sometimes spelled in 6.1, etc.; gen. sg. f. na [1].6, etc.; pl. na 3.21, etc.; for forms with preps. see Introduction, pp. 28-31

2 interrog. 12.16

3 prep., see i

4 in phrase ar mhór an chulaidh 5.1 ln

Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma: Seaán Ó Cearnaigh's Irish primer of religion, published in 1571. Editor: Brian Ó Cuív.

  1. def. art., the
  2. (eclipsing) particle of interrogation, whether, if, 1893-5, 2566, 2811, 3284, 4147, 7713; when the cop. is understood it does not eclipse initial of noun or pron.; an díol, 1155; an é, 1776-7; before pret. the n assimilates with the r of prefix ro, and it becomes ar, 3592

Trí Bior-Ghaoithe an Bháis: The Three Shafts of Death. Author: Geoffrey Keating. Editor: Osborn Bergin.