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truth

1 noun actual factsfírinne fem4  c m uthat's the truth sin í an fhírinne, sin an fhírinneI'm telling the truth tá mé ag insint na fírinnethe truth is that he'll never return is é fírinne an scéil nach bhfillfidh sé go bráchto hide the truth from sb an fhírinne a cheilt ar dhuinewe don't know the whole truth níl an scéal ar fad againnnothing could be further from the truth a mhalairt ar fad atá fíortruth is stranger than fiction is iontaí fírinne ná finscéal 2 noun accuracy; reliabilityfírinne fem4  c m uthere was no truth to the allegations ní raibh aon fhírinne sna líomhaintíthere isn't a grain of truth in it níl focal den fhírinne ann
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3 noun sth that is accepted as a fact or truefírinne fem4  c m uuniversal truth fírinne uilíoch
phrases

if truth be known

(also

if truth be told

) déanta na fírinneleis an bhfírinne a ráchun an fhírinne a rá

in truth

déanta na fírinneleis an bhfírinne a ráchun an fhírinne a rá

the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

1 LAW used when swearing an oathan fhírinne, an fhírinne iomlán agus an fhírinne amháin 2 used to emphasise that sb is telling all the facts about sththat's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth sin an fhírinne ghlan

the truth will out

(also

truth will out

) tiocfaidh an fhírinne amachní féidir an fhírinne a cheilt

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