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caraid

See also: càraid

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caraid

  1. (archaic, dialectal) dative singular of cara

NounEdit

caraid m (genitive carad, nominative plural cairde)

  1. (Cois Fharraige) Alternative form of cara (friend).

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caraid charaid gcaraid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish cara (friend, relation) (compare Irish cara, Manx carrey), from Old Irish carae (friend, relation), from Proto-Celtic *karant- (friend), from Proto-Indo-European *kāro- (dear) (compare Latin cārus, English charity, whore).

NounEdit

caraid m (genitive caraid, plural càirdean)

  1. friend
    Bu tu fhéin an caraid is cha b’ e sin a h-uile caraid.
    You’re an extraordinary friend.
    Cha chall na gheibh caraid.
    It is no loss what a friend gains.
    Is e an caraid caraid na crùthaig.
    A friend (to one) in need is a friend indeed.
  2. relative

Usage notesEdit

  • In the sense "friend" also caraidean is used as plural form.
  • The vocative form is used when addressing people in correspondence:
    “A Charaid, ...”
    “Dear Sir, ...”
    “A Chàirdean, ...”
    “Dear Sirs, ...”
    “A Sheumais, a charaid, ...”
    “Dear James, ...”

Derived termsEdit