cruithneachd

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cruithnecht, compound of cruith ‎(red) and necht ‎(clean, pure), from Proto-Celtic *nixtos (compare Welsh gwenith ‎(wheat), from Proto-Celtic *wo-nixts), from Proto-Indo-European *nigʷtos (compare Ancient Greek ἄνιπτος ‎(ániptos, unclean), Sanskrit निक्त ‎(niktá, washed, cleansed)), from Proto-Indo-European *neigʷ- ‎(to wash) (compare Scottish Gaelic nigh). More at nigh.

Noun[edit]

cruithneachd m

  1. wheat