aird

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See also: Aird, àird, and aird-

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aird f (peak, point; point of the compass, quarter, direction).

Noun[edit]

aird f (genitive singular airde, nominative plural airde)

  1. direction, point (of compass)
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 18:
      biən̄ ə ʒȳ, ə hȧgəs ō n āŕȷ h-əŕ, ə gūnī fuər.
      conventional orthography: Bíonn an ghaoth a thagas ón aird thoir i gcónaí fúar.
      The wind that comes out of the easterly direction is always cold.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 18:
      sn̥ āŕȷ h-eŕ [h-iər, ō huə, ō jȧs].
      conventional orthography: san aird [thoir, thiar, ó thuadh, ó deas]
      in the easterly [westerly, northerly, southerly] direction}}
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish aird (heed, attention).

Noun[edit]

aird f (genitive singular airde)

  1. attention
  2. notice, mention
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aird

  1. inflection of ard:
    1. vocative and genitive masculine singular
    2. (archaic) dative feminine singular

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

aird m

  1. genitive singular of ard (height, hillock; top, high part)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • aird” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • aird” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “áird” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "aird" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.