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ATÓ [] : Amharc i gcomhthéacs

ATÓ
S ATÚ). See parad.;
substantive verb, I am, I live, I stay, am found, exist in a particular condition, there is, there exists, The state or condition which the verb denotes is variously expressed, lst by adject, or past part., or adverb, as ATHA SAIDHBHIS. he is rich;
ATHA BREOIDHTE, he is sick;
ATÁ CREACHTA, he is robbed;
THAIM GO MAITH, I am well;
GO HÁLAINN, it is splendid, he is well (i,e., in the best of health);
2nd, by the use of PREPOSITIONAL clauses formed chielly with the PREPS, I (A), AR, IAR (AR), AG, CHUM, , {le?} TRÉ, {et cetera} with I it expresses the precise state or condition in which the subject IS---- 'N-A CHODLADH, he is asleep;
'N-A SHU IDHE, he is sitting up;
THA 'SÉ i N-A SHEAR, he is a man, has grown to be a man, he is not a mere boy;
but IS FEAR É, he is a man essentially, abstracting from all changes and developments;
THA 'N-A SHEAR, seems to imply progress and development or transformation, the result of which it expresses;
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