Caibidil a Cúig: Prepositions (Réamhfhocail)

fara  = together with, beside

fara is actually a sub form of ar (Old Irish for), also fré, fre, farae
Today, fara is rare and probably most commonly in use in Munster (Alternative: in éineacht le)


fara requires the dative

Initial Mutations

Combinations with the article:

Combinations with personal pronouns:

- general contrast form translation
I faram faramsa beside me
you farat faratsa beside you
he fairis fairis-san beside him
she farae faraese beside her
we farainn  farainne beside us
you(pl.) faraibh  faraibhse beside you
they faru farusan beside them

fre has similar forms to le: freis instead of leis
Instead of faram, farat, etc. also fara liom, fara leat, etc. is used, or completely without fara: Forms of in éineacht le
With possessive pronouns, also combined forms may occur in Munster (farana = beside his, etc.)


  1. together with , in the company of e.g: Bhí Mícheál faru = Michael was with them
  2. as much as , beside: fara cabhair Dé = with the help of God;  punt fara do cheart = a pound more than is coming to you ("aside of that what your right ")
  3. beside, compared to : is beag é fara a bhfuair tusa = it is little compared to that which you got , fara a bheith... = instead of being ,
  4. fairis sin > freis sin > freisin = also,too (lit.: "beside that ")

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