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arachrin

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally a euphemism or slang expression meaning ‘shake it’, from Proto-Celtic *ɸarekrini- (compare Welsh ergryn (tremble, fear)) with the infixed pronoun a- (it), from *ɸare- (in front) (> air-) + *krini- (shake, sift) (compare Welsh crynu (shake, shiver)), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (shake, sift) (compare Latin cernō (I sift, separate), Ancient Greek κρῑ́νω (krī́nō, separate)).

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VerbEdit

ara·chrin (verbal noun irchre or erchrae)

  1. to perish
  2. to wear out (deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain), to decay
  3. to fail (be wanting; fall short)

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ReferencesEdit

  • arachrin” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.