cìr

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cír, from Proto-Celtic *kênsrâ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cìr f (genitive cìre, plural cìrean)

  1. comb, crest (of a cock)
    • eun cìr-dhearg an aonaich ― the red-crested fowl of the heath
  2. cud
    • Tha a' bhó a' cnàmh na cìre. ― The cow is chewing the cud.
  3. jaw
  4. part of a key containing the teeth
  5. sheep; any cud-chewing animal

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cìr (past chìr, future cìridh, verbal noun cìreadh, past participle cìrte)

  1. comb
  2. curry, tease, hackle (as with wool)

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)