See also: àird and aird-

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

aird f ‎(genitive singular airde, nominative plural airde)

  1. direction, point (of compass)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 18:
      biən̄ ə ʒȳ, ə hȧgəs ō n āŕȷ h-əŕ, ə gūnī fuər.
      conventional orthography: Bíonn an ghaoth a thagas ón aird thoir i gcónaí fúar.
      The wind that comes out of the easterly direction is always cold.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 18:
      sn̥ āŕȷ h-eŕ [h-iər, ō huə, ō jȧs].
      conventional orthography: san aird [thoir, thiar, ó thuadh, ó deas]
      in the easterly [westerly, northerly, southerly] direction}}
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish aird(heed, attention).

NounEdit

aird f ‎(genitive singular airde)

  1. attention
  2. notice, mention
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

aird

  1. inflection of ard:
    1. vocative and genitive masculine singular
    2. (archaic) dative feminine singular

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

aird m

  1. genitive singular of ard(height, hillock; top, high part)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aird n-aird haird t-aird
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • aird” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • aird” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “áird” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "aird" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.