cliathaire

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Irish cliare, meaning a poet

Noun[edit]

cliarthaire m

  1. A 'Poet of Feats of Combat', from 'Cliar', one who performs an act of skill, usually poetry, but can extend to other. In middle and old Irish implied a house soldier of a Boaire, a free-farmer. Cliarnach, a professional swordsman, is drawn from likewise.