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See also: lar, lär, lár, lår, lár-, -lar, LAr, and LAR

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish lár (compare Irish urlár, Manx laare).



làr m (genitive and plural làir)

  1. The ground, earth
    nèamh is làr — heaven and earth
    do thùineadh mu làr — thy dwelling underground
  2. The floor
    air làr — on the ground, on the floor
  3. The ground floor
  4. A centre
  5. Low ground
  6. Applied to the floor of any room when formed of stone, clay or earth

Related terms[edit]

  • mu làr, forgotten, neglected, lost abolished
  • làr-bhurraidh, a complete blockhead
  • a' dol mu làr, going to naught
  • cuir mu làr e, abrogate it


  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)