malairt

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Modern Irish malairt (change, changing; exchange, exchanging), from Middle Irish malart, malairt (damage, injury, destruction: maltreating, injuring).

Noun[edit]

malairt f (genitive malairte, nominative plural malairtí)

  1. (literary) destruction
  2. change; alternative
  3. exchange, barter
  4. (finance) exchange

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • malartaigh (destroy; change; exchange, barter; substitute)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
malairt mhalairt unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish malart, malairt (damage, injury, destruction: maltreating, injuring), later meaning “change, changing; exchange, exchanging”.

Noun[edit]

malairt f (genitive malairt, plural malairtean)

  1. interchange, trade exchange
  2. barter, business, commerce
  3. traffic (illegal trade)
  4. variant
  5. Verbal noun of malairt.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish malartaid (changes; exchanges, barters), from Old Irish malartaid (spoils, ruins, destroys).

Verb[edit]

malairt (past mhalairt, future malairtidh, verbal noun malairt, past participle malairte)

  1. bandy, exchange
Synonyms[edit]