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See also: ord, Ord, and orð

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


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


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

  1. hammer
    mar fhuaim ùirdlike 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 éisga cut or slice of fish
  7. sledgehammer
  8. a short length of string

Derived terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
òrd n-òrd h-òrd t-òrd
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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • 2 ord(d)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.