airth

airt

[airt; Scot. eyrt] Chiefly Scot.
noun
1.
a direction.
verb (used with object)
2.
to point out the way; direct; guide.
Also, airth [airth Scot. eyrth] .


Origin:
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 or Scottish airth (ɛət, Scottish ert, ɛəθ, erθ)
 
n
(Scot) a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region
 
[C14: from Scots Gaelic aird point of the compass, height]
 
airth or Scottish airth
 
n
 
[C14: from Scots Gaelic aird point of the compass, height]

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