gruaidh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gruad n ‎(cheek; brow, edge of a ridge or furrow) (compare modern Irish grua), from Proto-Celtic *groudos- ‎(chin, cheek) (compare Welsh grudd ‎(cheek; slope)).

Noun[edit]

gruaidh f ‎(genitive singular gruaidhe, plural gruaidhean)

  1. cheek
  2. countenance
  3. brow
  4. edge of a furrow
  5. profile
  6. temple of the head
  7. liver

Synonyms[edit]

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