turchair

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish turchur.

Verb[edit]

turchair (past thurchair, future turchairidh, verbal noun turchairt)

  1. happen, chance
    Thurchair dhaibh a thighinn dhachaigh aig an aon àm. ― They happened to come home at the same time.
    a thurchair a bhith a' dol seachad ― who happened/chanced to be passing by.
    nan turchradh dhuinn a bhith ― if we happen to be
    Thurchair mi air. ― I chanced on it / I met him by chance.

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References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]