sennachie

[ sen-uh-kee ]
/ ˈsɛn ə ki /

noun Chiefly Scot., Irish.

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Also shan·a·chie [shan-uh-kee]. /ˈʃæn ə ki/.

Origin of sennachie

First recorded in 1530–40; from Scots Gaelic seanachaidh, from Irish Gaelic seanachaidhe, from Old Irish senchaid, variant of senchae “historian,” equivalent to sen “old, ancient” + cūis “matter, affair”; see senior

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