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airt

[airt; Scot. eyrt] /ɛərt; Scot. eɪrt/
noun
1.
a direction.
verb (used with object)
2.
to point out the way; direct; guide.
Also, airth [airth Scot. eyrth] /ɛərθ Scot. eɪrθ/ (Show IPA).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) a(i)rt < Scots Gaelic àird point, quarter of the compass; cognate with Greek árdis arrowhead. The borrowing of Scots airt from Scots Gaelic àird is exact since Scots Gaelic d is totally voiceless and àird sounds like English arch
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airt

/ɛət; Scottish ert/
noun
1.
(Scot) a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region
Word Origin
C14: from Scots Gaelic aird point of the compass, height
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