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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[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 *nikʷtós (compare Ancient Greek ἄνιπτος (ániptos, unclean), Sanskrit निक्त (niktá, washed, cleansed)), from Proto-Indo-European *neygʷ- (to wash) (compare Scottish Gaelic nigh). More at nigh.


cruithneachd f

  1. wheat

Derived terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cruithneachd chruithneachd
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


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