cuairt

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cúairt ‎(tour, circuit, circle).

Noun[edit]

cuairt f ‎(genitive singular cuairte, nominative plural cuairteanna or cuarta)

  1. circuit; round, course
    1. (sports) round
  2. visit
    Proverb: Cuairt ghearr is a déanamh go hannamh.‎ ― ‘A short visit and not too frequent’; one should not wear out one’s welcome.
  3. occasion, time

Declension[edit]

  • Plural used with numerals: cuarta

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuairt f ‎(genitive singular cuairte, nominative plural cuairteanna)

  1. Alternative form of cúirt ‎(court; manor-house, mansion; courtyard)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuairt chuairt gcuairt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cúairt ‎(tour, circuit, circle).

Noun[edit]

cuairt f ‎(genitive singular cuairte, plural cuairtean)

  1. (geometry) circle, orb, circumference
  2. orbit
  3. circuit
  4. expedition, journey, pilgrimage, excursion
  5. walk, visitation, round, ramble
    Ghabh mi cuairt.‎ ― I took a walk.
  6. turn (somebody's)
    mo chuairt a-nis‎ ― my turn now
  7. (sports competition, golf) round

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]