See also: Carson

Scottish Gaelic edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Contraction of cia ar son, from son (sake of) +‎ / cia +‎ air. See also airson.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kʰarˠˈs̪ɔn/, [kʰaɽˈʂɔn]

Usage notes edit

The stress of this word on the second syllable, which is unusual in Scottish Gaelic. This is due to the word being formed from a compound, which is now merely written as a single word - an orthographic choice with no hyphenation.

Adverb edit


  1. why, wherefore