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See also: ath, áth, ath-, , , and -aþ

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish áth (compare Manx aah, Irish áth), from Proto-Celtic *yātus (ford).


àth m (genitive singular àth, plural àthan)

  1. (geography) ford

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish áith f (drying-kiln (for grain)), from the same root as *h₂eh₁ter- (fire) (compare Latin āter, Serbo-Croatian vȁtra).


àth f (genitive singular àtha, plural àthan or àthannan)

  1. kiln


  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “àth”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “áth”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language