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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish fo < Proto-Celtic *wo < *uφo < Proto-Indo-European *upo; cf. Greek ὑπό, Middle Welsh go.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [fʷiː]

Preposition

Person Normal Emphatic
1st person sing. fúm fúmsa
2d person sing. fút fútsa
3d sing. masc. faoi faoisean
3d sing. fem. fúithi fúithise
1st person pl. fúinn fúinne
2d person pl. fúibh fúibhse
3d person pl. fúthu fúthusan

faoi

  1. under
  2. about, concerning

Related terms

  • faoin – contraction with the definite article an
  • faoina – contraction with the possessive pronoun or relative particle a
  • faoinar – contraction with the relative particle ar
  • faoinár – contraction with the possessive pronoun ár

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