àireach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

There is confusion in Gaelic between àireach and Old Irish aire(ch), lord; the bó-aire, cow-lord, was the free tenant of ancient Ireland. For Old Irish aire, See airidh. Gaelic àireach owes its long vowel to a confusion with àrach, to rear. See àiridh for root.

Alexander McBain, Gairm Publications, 1982

Noun[edit]

àireach m (genitive and plural àirich)

  1. cattleman, dairyman