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)

Usage notes[edit]