tàrlaidh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New formation to the past tense thàrla ‎(happened), from Old Irish do·rala, ·tarla ‎(happened; put (past tense)) (suppletive preterite of do·cuirethar), from to- + ro- + Proto-Celtic *layo-, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁- ‎(let, leave) (Latin lētum ‎(death); Old Church Slavonic лѣнъ ‎(lěnŭ, lazy); Hittite [script needed] ‎(laizzi, lets); Lithuanian liáutis ‎(stop); Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐍅𐌾𐌰𐌽 ‎(lēwjan, betray), 𐌻𐌴𐍅 ‎(lēw, opportunity, cause)). Compare Irish tarlaigh.

Verb[edit]

tàrlaidh

  1. happen, befall (future tense)

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