lacking; wanting

Do bhí sé ar easbaidh céille.

easbaidh (noun) absence, deficiency

Variants:
easpa (standard)
easbhaidh (Connacht)

easbaidh does not imply that the absent item is forthcoming; we instead use éagmais when the absence is due to temporary disuse.

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behind; at death's door

Níl sí ar deireadh.
Do bhí sé ar deireadh leis an obair.

deireadh (noun) end

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at the latest

Bead ann anocht ar a dhéanaí.

déanaí (noun) lateness

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similar

Táid ar dhealramh a chéile.

dealramh (noun) likeness

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in heat (cows)

Beidh an tarbh gnóthach inniubh mar tá ár mbó ar dáir.

dáir (noun) "heat"; frenzy

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in the manner of

Do bhí an lá san ar chuma an lae inniu.
Beidh sé ann ar chuma éigin.

cuma (noun) shape; form; appearance

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in the hollow of

Do chuir sé é ar chroí mo bhoise.

croí (noun) heart

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