cruithneachd

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cruithnecht, compound of cruith (red) and necht (clean, pure), from Proto-Celtic *nixtos (compare Welsh gwenith (wheat), from Proto-Celtic *wo-nixts), from Proto-Indo-European *nigʷtos (compare Ancient Greek ἄνιπτος (ániptos), Sanskrit [script?] (niktá)), from Proto-Indo-European *neigʷ- (to wash) (compare Scottish Gaelic nigh). More at nigh.

Noun[edit]

cruithneachd m

  1. wheat