iuchair

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish eochair, from Proto-Celtic *eks-koris, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- ‎(turn, curve) (whence Latin curvus).[1] Compare Scottish Gaelic iuchair.

Noun[edit]

iuchair f ‎(genitive singular iuchrach, plural iuchraichean)

  1. key (for locking, winding etc)
  2. clef

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 217