cridhe

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cride, whence also Irish croí and Manx cree. Related to Welsh craidd, Breton kreis ‎(middle), from Proto-Celtic *kridyom. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr, whence also Ancient Greek καρδία ‎(kardía); Latin cor, (gen. cordis): Italian cuore; English heart, German Herz; Lithuanian širdis.

Noun[edit]

cridhe m ‎(plural cridhean)

  1. heart
  2. courage
  3. epicenter, core, focus
  4. nucleus
  5. sweetheart
    mo chridhe‎ ― my sweetheart

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
  • cride” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.