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grain

1. noun small particle2. noun FOOD of cereal crop3. noun FOOD cereal crops4. noun FOOD seed from cereal plant5. noun MEAS unit of measurement6. noun small amount7. noun in wood etc
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1 noun small particlegráinne masc4  c m ua grain of sand gráinne gainimh 2 noun FOOD of cereal cropgrán masc1  c m uarbhar masc1  c m u
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3 noun FOOD cereal cropsgrán masc1  c m ugrain crop barr gráin, arbhar 4 noun FOOD seed from cereal plantgráinne masc4  c m ua couple of grains of rice cúpla gráinne ríse 5 noun MEAS unit of measurementgráinne masc4  c m u 6 noun small amount there's a grain of truth there tá ruainne den fhírinne ansin, tá blas den fhírinne air sin, tá iarracht den fhírinne ansin there wasn't a grain of truth in the story ní raibh focal den fhírinne sa scéal, ní raibh bun fírinne ar bith leis an scéal he hasn't a grain of sense níl splaideog chéille aige, níl splanc chéille aige, níl sméaróid chéille aige 7 noun in wood etcsnáithe masc4  c m uwood grain snáithe adhmaid, snáithe an adhmaidwith the grain leis an snáitheagainst the grain in aghaidh an tsnáitheit goes against the grain for her to apologise tá sé in aghaidh a nádúir a leithscéal a ghabháil, thachtfadh sé í a leithscéal a ghabháilI'll do it, but it goes against the grain déanfaidh mé é, ach is in aghaidh mo thola é; déanfaidh mé é, ach is in éadan mo chos é
phrases

to take sth with a grain of salt

(also

to take sth with a pinch of salt

) I'd take that with a grain of salt ní thabharfainn mórán airde air sin, ní shlogfainn é sin gan chogaint, ní íosfainn é sin gan neart salainn