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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Middle Irish prapud (a brief space), from Old Irish brothad (moment).


priobadh m (genitive singular priobaidh, plural priobaidhean)

  1. verbal noun of priob
  2. act of winking or twinkling
  3. twinkle, wink, blink
  4. instant, moment
    ann am priobadh na sùlain a moment/in the wink of an eye
  5. glimpse


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