cùirt

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuirt, from a Vulgar Latin or oblique form of Latin cors.

Noun[edit]

cùirt f ‎(genitive singular cùirte, plural cùirtean)

  1. court (royal, law)
  2. palace
  3. privilege, honour
  4. area, yard
  5. circus
  6. used contemptuously
    B'e sin a' chùirt.‎ ― I don't care; what does it matter?; that's a heat.
  7. frame of a sieve or riddle

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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 0 901771 92 9
  • cuirt” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.