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beginning

nountús masc1  c m utosach masc1  c m uthat was the beginning of the trouble in the area b'in an tús leis an trioblóid sa cheantar, b'in ba bhun leis an trioblóid sa cheantar, b'in tús an aighnis sa cheantar

beginnings

1 noun early stages or signsI feel the beginnings of a headache braithim tinneas cinn ag teacht ormwe've got the beginnings of a good idea here tá ábhar smaoineamh maith againn anseo 2 noun originsthe protest had its beginnings in Connemara is i gConamara a thosaigh an agóidthe beginnings of Christianity fréamhacha na Críostaíochtathe beginnings of life tús na beatha, tosach na beatha
phrases

in the beginning

ar dtúsag an túsi dtosachi dtosach báire

at the beginning of sth

at the beginning of the century i dtús an chéidat the very beginning of the book i bhfíorthosach an leabhairat the beginning of the lecture ag tús na léachta

by the beginning of sth

by the beginning of the twentieth century faoi thús an fichiú haois

from the beginning

ón tústo read a book from the beginning leabhar a léamh ón tús, tosú ag tús an leabhairshe's been like that with me from the beginning tá sí mar sin liom ó thúswhy didn't you say that from the beginning? cén fáth nach ndúirt tú é sin ó thús?, cad chuige nach ndúirt tú é sin ag an tús?isn't that what I told you from the very beginning? nach é sin an rud a dúirt mé leat ón gcéad lá riamh?from the beginning of the summer season ó thús shéasúr an tsamhraidh

since the beginning of sth

since the beginning of time ó thosach aimsire, ó thús an tsaoilit's been getting worse since the beginning of the year tá sé ag dul in olcas ó bhí tús na bliana ann, is in olcas atá sé ag dul ó thús na bliana

to be just the beginning (of sth)

(also

to be only the beginning (of sth)

) it was just the beginning ní raibh ann ach an tús, ní raibh ann ach a thús, as sin a tháinigthis is just the beginning of the process níl an próiseas ach ina thús, níl an próiseas ach i dtosach a dhreasa, níl an próiseas ach ag tosú

to start at the beginning

(also

to begin at the beginning

) tosú ag an tús

to go back to the beginning

dul siar go dtí an tús

from beginning to end

ó thús go deireadhó thús deireadh

from its beginnings

from its beginnings to the present day óna thús go dtí an lá atá inniu ann

from small beginnings

(also

from humble beginnings

, from modest beginnings

) he comes from small beginnings tógadh bocht é, bhí a mhuintir bocht, ní raibh mórán de chuid an tsaoil ag a mhuintir, ní raibh aon speilp rómhór ar a mhuintirfrom small beginnings come great things proverb de réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin, as na tithe beaga a thagann tithe móra

the beginning of the end

the beginning of the end for him came last year bhuail uair na cinniúna leis anuraidhthis is the beginning of the end of his reign tá deireadh a ré ag druidim leis anois

beginning and end

that's the beginning and end of the matter sin tús agus deireadh an scéil, sin bun agus barr an scéil

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