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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish ord, ordd (compare Welsh gordd).


òrd m ‎(genitive singular ùird, plural ùird or òrdan)

  1. hammer
    • mar fhuaim ùird, like the noise of a hammer
  2. dog-head of a gun, the part of a gunlock from which the flint strikes fire
  3. piece, fragment, chunk
    • Gearr 'n a òrdan e. Cut it in pieces.
  4. stub
  5. mallet, mall
  6. cut, cutting
    • òrd éisg, a cut or slice of fish
  7. sledgehammer
  8. a short length of string

Derived terms[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)