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old

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noun
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adjective
1 adjective of a certain agehow old are you? cén aois thú?, cén aois atá tú?, cén aois atá agat?how old is the cat? cén aois é an cat?, cén aois atá ag an gcat?I don't know how old they are níl a fhios agam cén aois iad, níl a fhios agam cén aois atá siad, níl a fhios agam cén aois atá acu old enough sean go leor, sách sean, aosta go leor, críonna a dhóthainhe's not old enough to go to school níl sé sean go leor le dul ar scoil, níl sé in aois scoilehe's old enough to be her father tá sé sean go leor le bheith ina athair aici, tá sé aosta go leor le bheith ina athair aici, tá sé sean a dhóthain le bheith ina athair aici too old róshean, ró-aosta, róchríonnashe's as old as me tá sí chomh sean liomsa, tá sí ar comhaois liomsa, tá sí chomh críonna liomsahe's four months old tá sé ceithre mhí d'aois 2 adjective advanced in yearssean adj1  c m uaosta adj3  c m ucríonna adj3  c m uhe's old tá sé seanyou're getting old tá tú ag ag éirí sean, tá tú ag dul in aois, tá tú ag fáil críonnashe's going to look old before her time beidh cuma shean uirthi roimh a ham, beidh cuma na haoise uirthi róluaththe old man walked very slowly shiúil an seanfhear go han-mhallthey're very old tá siad an-sean, tá siad iontach seanhe must be pretty old by now ní foláir nó go bhfuil sé measartha sean faoin am seo, caithfidh go bhfuil sé an-chríonna faoin am seo, caithfidh go bhfuil sé cnagaosta faoin am seo as old as the hills chomh sean leis an gceo, chomh sean leis na cnoic, chomh sean leis na clocha glasa
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3 adjective long-establishedthis is her oldest friend seo an cara is faide atá aicithe Spanish were their old enemy ba iad na Spáinnigh na sean-naimhde a bhí acuhe's an old acquaintance is seanchara liom é, is seanchomrádaí liom éthey're old Dublin neighbours ba chomharsana iad i mBaile Átha Cliath lá den saol 4 adjective in existence or use for a long time'How old is this house?' 'It's four hundred years old.' 'Cé chomh sean agus atá an teach seo?' 'Tá sé ann le ceithre chéad bliain', 'Cén aois an teach seo?' 'Tá sé ceithre chéad bliain d'aois'much of the food is many days old tá go leor den bhia ann le roinnt laethantathe tunnel replaced the centuries old bridge cuireadh an tollán in áit an droichid a bhí ann leis na céadta bliainthe conflict was more than a decade old bhí an chaismirt ar bun le níos mó ná deich mblianathey spent the money on a five-year old hospital chaith siad an t-airgead ar ospidéal a tógadh cúig bliana roimhe sin 5 adjective in use for along time, in need of replacementsean- prefcríonna adj3  c m uhe loved the old buildings thaitin na seanfhoirgnimh go mór leisthe tools were so old that they fell apart bhí na huirlisí chomh sean sin gur thit siad as a chéilethat's a really old car is seancharr amach is amach í sin 6 adjective BOT, HORT been alive for a particular length of timehow old is this tree? cén aois an crann seo?, cé chomh sean is atá an crann seo?she bought 10-day-old plants in the garden centre cheannaigh sí plandaí 10 lá d'aois san ionad garraíodóireachta 7 adjective BOT, HORT been alive for a relatively long timesean adj1  c m uthe green was covered with old leaves bhí an phlásóg clúdaithe le duilleoga feoite 8 adjective in sb's possession for a long timesean- prefhe filled a bag with old clothes líon sé mála le seanéadaí 9 adjective formeriar-sean- prefshe met some of her old students bhuail sí le cuid dá cuid iarscoláiríhe's an old boyfriend of hers iarbhuachaill dá cuid is ea é, seanstócach dá cuid is ea é 10 adjective once attendedsean- prefhe visited his old school thug sé cuairt ar a sheanscoil 11 adjective which sb left for similar, replacedsean- prefhe didn't want to restore the old regime níor theastaigh uaidh an seanréimeas a thabhairt ar aisnew leaders are sometimes as hard as the old ones uaireanta bíonn ceannairí nua chomh crua leis na seancheannairí, in amanna bíonn ceannairí nua chomh crua leis na ceannairí a bhí ann rompu 12 adjective superseded, no longer dominantsean- pref 13 adjective earlier in timesean- prefit was like old times bhí sé ar nós na seanlaethanta, ba gheall leis na seanlaethanta é 14 adjective informal familiarthanks, old buddy go raibh maith agat, a sheanchara; go raibh maith agat, a sheanchomrádaí; go raibh maith agat, a sheanmhéitgo on then, you old devil you coinnigh ort, a stail; ar aghaidh leat, a chailleachdear old Breandán had his photo on the front page bhí pictiúr de Bhreandán bocht ar an gcéad leathanachfarewell to dear old Ireland céad slán le hÉirinn bhochtshe learns that good old dad had paid the fine faigheann sí amach go bhfuil an fhíneáil íoctha ag daidí cóirpoor old Anna is ill tá Anna bhocht tinn 15 adjective informal tedious, well knownit's only a silly old game níl ann ach seanchluiche gan mhaith, níl ann ach seandiabhal cluichethe same old story an seanscéal céanna, seanscéal agus meirg airhe was tired of the same old tunes bhí sé tuirseach de na seanphoirt chéannagood old Tom! mo ghraidhin thú, a Thomáis! 16 adjective informal emphasisinghe was in a right old sweat bhí imní cheart airthey had a tough old year bhí bliain an-chrua acu, bhí drochbhliain amach acu, bhí drochbhliain cheart acu 17 (also Old) adjective original partsean- prefshe lives in the heart of Old Edinburgh tá cónaí uirthi i gcroílár sheanchathair Dhún Éideann
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18 noun person of a certain agethat's their 11-year-old son sin é a mac 11 bhliain d'aoisit's a nursery for 2-4 year olds naíonra atá ann do pháistí idir 2-4 bliana d'aois, is naíonra é do pháistí idir 2 agus 4
phrases

for old times' sake

i gcuimhne ar na laethanta a bhíi gcuimhne na seanlaethanta

give it the old college try

(US), informal they gave it the old college try rinne siad a seacht ndícheall, rinne siad a seandícheall

of old

1 especially literary belonging to the pastin days of old fadó, i bhfad ó shin, sna seanlaethantathe heroes of old na laochra fadó, na seanlaochra 2 long time agoi bhfad ó shinfadó

old for your age

he looks old for his age tá cuma níos sine air ná mar atá sé, tá cuma shean air dá aoisshe dresses old for her age caitheann sí éadaí a chuireann cuma níos sine uirthi ná mar atá sí, caitheann sí éadaí a chuireann cuma na haoise uirthi

sb's old self

he's not his old self yet níl sé tagtha chuige féin fós, níl sé ar a sheanléim go fóill, níl sé ar ais aige féin go fóill

the old days

an sean-amna seanlaethantaan seansaolthey played snooker together in the old days d'imrídís snúcar le chéile sna seanlaethanta, d'imrídís snúcar le chéile lá den saol

the good old days

na laethanta a bhína laethanta órga

the bad old days

na drochlaethanta

Old

adjectiveSean- prefit comes from Old French is ón tSean-Fhraincis é → see old

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