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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


armailt m (genitive singular armailt, plural armailtean)

  1. army


Usage notes[edit]
  • Arm is usually used to refer to the entire fighting force of a nation etc, while airmailt usually refers to the an "army" involved in a particular battle etc:
    Arm Bhreatainn anns a' Chogadh Mhòr - British Army in the First World War (the armed forces as a whole)
    airmailt Bhreatannach ann an Afraga - British Army in Africa