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imitation

1 nounaithris fem2  c m uthe cover is in imitation of a Celtic pattern aithris ar phatrún Ceilteach atá ar an gclúdachCathal does a good imitation of Elvis tá Cathal go maith ag aithris ar Elvis, tá Cathal go maith mar Elvisit's only imitation níl ann ach aithris, níl ann ach cóipimitation gun gunna bréige 2 noun MUSaithris fem2  c m uiontamhail fem
phrases

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

proverb ní moladh go haithris

a pale imitation

(also

a poor imitation

) it's a poor imitation of the original picture níl ann ach scáil an bhunphictiúir, níl ann ach droch-chóip den bhunphictiúrhe's a pale imitation of his former self níl ann ach a scáil, tá sé imithe ar an uisce bruite