coire

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

coīre

  1. present active infinitive of coeō

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish coire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɔɾʲə], /kʰɔɾʲə/

Noun[edit]

coire m (genitive coire, plural coireachan)

  1. kettle
    cuir air an coire - put the kettle on
  2. cauldron, boiler, vat
  3. dell, corrie
  4. whirlpool

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coire f (genitive coire, plural coireannan)

  1. fault, offense, wrong, trespass, sin
    coire bàis - a capital crime
    is iomadh coire a gheibhear air an duine bhochd - many a fault may be found in a poor man
  2. blame, complaint
  3. harm, damage
    gach gnè coire - every kind of damage
Derived terms[edit]