acair

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ancaire, accaire, from Latin ancora and Old Norse akkeri.

Noun[edit]

acair f ‎(genitive singular acrach, plural acraichean)

  1. (nautical) anchor
  2. stone (originally one used as an anchor)
  3. acre of land
  4. (agriculture) small stack of corn on field
  5. hand-screw
  6. (architecture) stone to hold the thatch of a house in place

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