coir

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See also: còir and cóir

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Malayalam കയറ് ‎(kayaṟ).

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Noun[edit]

coir ‎(countable and uncountable, plural coirs)

  1. The fibre obtained from the husk of a coconut, used chiefly in making rope, matting and as a peat substitute.

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish cair, caire, from Old Irish caire ‎(crime, fault, sin), from Proto-Celtic *karyā (compare Welsh caredd).

Noun[edit]

coir f ‎(genitive singular coire, nominative plural coireanna)

  1. crime, offence; fault, transgression
  2. (used mainly in negative, of state) harm
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish coirid ‎(tires), from cor m ‎(act of tiring; tiredness, fatigue).

Verb[edit]

coir ‎(present analytic coireann, future analytic coirfidh, verbal noun cor, past participle cortha)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) tire, exhaust
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

coir m

  1. vocative singular of cor
  2. genitive singular of cor
  3. nominative plural of cor
  4. dative plural of cor

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coir choir gcoir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "coir" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 coirid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.