àird

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish aird f ‎(peak, point; point of the compass, quarter, direction).

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NounEdit

àird f ‎(genitive singular àirde, plural àirdean)

  1. (geography) height, high place
  2. point (of a compass), direction
    lean sinn air an àird 160°‎ ― we followed a bearing of 160°
    cridhe na h-àird a tuath‎ ― true north (literally "heart of the direction of north")
    a thàinig o dhiofar àirdean‎ ― that came from different directions
  3. point, promontory

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ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • aird” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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