eòrna

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See also: eorna

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish eórna (compare Irish eorna, Manx oarn), from *yewornio-, from Proto-Celtic *yeu- (compare Breton yell (spelt)), from Proto-Indo-European *yéwos (barley) (compare Lithuanian javaĩ (grain), Persian جو (jaw), Sanskrit यव (yava)).

Noun[edit]

eòrna m

  1. barley

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