"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...

May 4, 2015

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?”.

May 4, 2015

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

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

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sliotar1

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).

November 30, 2017
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