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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish ár(slaughter), from Proto-Celtic *agros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵro-(hunt); compare Greek ἄγρα(ágra, hunt).


àr m ‎(genitive singular àir, plural àir)

  1. slaughter, carnage (more severe than marbh).


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
àr n-àr h-àr t-àr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • 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
  • ár” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.