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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈaɡəs]

Etymology

From Old Irish ocus "and", originally "proximity" < Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus < *onkus "near"

Conjunction

agus

  1. and

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish acus, ocus

Conjunction

agus

  1. and
    • aran agus ìm
      • bread and butter
  2. as
    • Tha e cheart cho math agus a bha e.
      • It is just as good as it was.

Usage notes

Agus is not only a copulative conjunction, but is also an emphatic copulative conjunction.

    • Nach truagh leat mi, agus mi am prìosan?
      • Do you not pity me, and I in prison?

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

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