airt [airt; ey Scot. rt] Chiefly Scot. EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to point out the way; direct; guide.
airth . [airth; ey Scot. rth] /ɛərθ; eɪrθ/ Scot. Origin of airt 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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Examples from the Web for airth Historical Examples of airth
We are a model to the
airth, and must be jist cracked-up, I tell you.'
Then he added in an alarmed whisper, "Who on
airth has he got with him?"
airth are you doin' there in the dyke, little missy?
airth do you want to get rid o' the girls fur, then?
airth should the boy wan't to break your bones for, let alone killin' on you? British Dictionary definitions for airth airt airth ( ɛəθ, Scottish erθ) noun Scot a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region Word Origin for airt
C14: from Scots Gaelic
aird point of the compass, height
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