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See also: aird and aird-

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish aird f (peak, point; point of the compass, quarter, direction).



àird f (genitive singular àirde, plural àirdean)

  1. (geography) height, high place
  2. point (of a compass), direction
    lean sinn air an àird 160°we followed a bearing of 160°
    cridhe na h-àird a tuathtrue north (literally, “heart of the direction of north”)
    a thàinig o dhiofar àirdeanthat came from different directions
  3. point, promontory


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  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “àird”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “aird”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language