Fearchar

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

A proto-Celtic form *Ver-caro-s has been reconstructed. The first element may be related to modern Gaelic fìor 'true', or to modern Gaelic fear 'man' (cf. Fergus). The second element is the root of Gaelic caraid 'friend' and Latin carus 'dear'. Thus the name means either "most beloved one" or "beloved man".

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Fearchar

  1. A male given name from Scottish Gaelic, equivalent to English Farquhar.

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
Fearchar Fhearchar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

Alexander Macbain, Etymology of the principal Gaelic national names, personal names, surnames to which is added a disquisition on Ptolemy's Geography of Scotland, 1911, p. 14.