The Alternative Scottish Gaelic Dictionary: do

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do
etymology 1 From Old Irish do, from Proto-Celtic *tu.
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. your (informal singular) exampleBha iongantach do ghràdh dhomh. Wonderful was thy love for me.
  • Lenites the following word.
  • Before a word beginning with a vowel or fh followed by a vowel it takes the form d'. exampleBidh cuimhn’ agam ort, air d’ anam ghrinn. I will remember thee, thy dear soul.
etymology 2 From Old Irish do, from Proto-Celtic *tu.
preposition: {{head}}
  1. to exampleBha e a' siubhal do Shasainn au-uiridh. He travelled to England last year.
  2. for exampleDo dh'ar beatha, dhut, dhèanainn e. For our life, for thee, I would do it.
  • Lenites the following word.
  • Before a word beginning with a vowel or fh followed by a vowel it takes the form do dh'. exampleTha sinn a' dol do dh'Ile. We are going to Islay.
  • If the definite article in the singular follows, it combines with do into don: exampleFàilte don dùthaich. Welcome to the country.
Synonyms: a

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