snàthad

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish snáthat, from Proto-Celtic *snātanto (compare Welsh nodwydd, Breton nodoez), from Proto-Indo-European *snéh₁- (to spin, twist) (compare snìomh). Related to snàth (thread), nathair (snake).

Pronunciation[edit]

snā-hud

Noun[edit]

snàthad f (genitive snàthaid, plural snàthadan)

  1. needle
    crò snàthaid ― the eye of a needle
  2. earmark on sheep, See comharradh-cluais.
  3. hook to hold the blade of a scythe at the proper angle (Also called snàthad-fheòir.)

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)