draoidh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish druï, druí (druid; magician, wizard, diviner) (compare Irish draoi), from Proto-Celtic *dru-wid- (tree-knower) (compare Welsh dryw), from Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree) + *weyd- (to know).

Noun[edit]

draoidh m (genitive singular draoidh, plural draoidhean)

  1. (dated or historical) druid
  2. sorcerer, wizard, magician, conjurer
  3. philosopher
  4. morose person
  5. wizard (computing program)

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