tàcharan

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See also: tacharan and tacharán

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tacharán (orphan, waif).

Noun[edit]

tàcharan m (genitive singular tàcharain, plural tàcharanan)

  1. changeling
  2. (dated) orphan
  3. (dated) weak, helpless, cowardly, feeble person
  4. (obsolete) yelling of ghosts

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