altraim

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish altram, verbal noun of ailid (nourishes; rears, fosters).

Verb[edit]

altraim (past dh'altraim, future altraimidh, verbal noun altram, past participle altraimte)

  1. nurse
  2. nourish, foster, maintain, educate
  3. cherish

References[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
  • 1 altram(m)aid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.