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currach

or cur·agh, cur·ragh

[ kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh ]

noun

, Scot., Irish.
  1. a coracle.


currach

/ ˈkʌrəx; ˈkʌrə /

noun

  1. a Scot or Irish name for coracle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of currach1

1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; coracle
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Word History and Origins

Origin of currach1

C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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Example Sentences

Edward wished much to know whether the currach was a horse, a cart, or a chaise.

However, it was called Currach Life from very early times, that is the marsh or swamp of the Liffy.

It is strange why it is called a curragh—more correctly, currach—for the word means a marsh, a place that stirs when trodden on.

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