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"The possibility."

Translation:An fhéidearthacht.

May 4, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricio902039

Tá seans ann go gclosfeá an focal "seans" níos minicí ná an focal "féidirtheacht" sa chás seo...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

Seans seems to be an import of French chance (as is English “chance”), so it would seem to be a better match for “possibility” in its sense of “a possible thing”, e.g. “There’s no possibility of this pig taking flight”. Féidearthacht seems to be a better match for “possibility” in its sense of “option” or “choice”, e.g. “Have you considered the possibility of grafting wings onto that pig with my new Icarus 3000 device?”.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnLonDubhBeag

Aontaím leat a dhuine, Níor chuala "Féidearthacht" riamh. Tá cuma Béarlachais air.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sliotar.

The archives of beo.ie on potafocal are usually fairly reliable, and there are plenty of examples of féidearthacht there.
http://www.potafocal.com/beo/?s=possibility

It's even in Dineen:

féideardhacht, -a, f., practicability, feasibility (also féidireacht).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timmytoy

"féidearthacht" = "doable option"

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