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n. Scots
A cardinal point on the compass.

[Middle English art, from Scottish Gaelic aird, from Old Irish aird, point of the compass.]


(ɛət; Scottish ert) or


(Physical Geography) Scot a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region
[C14: from Scottish Gaelic aird point of the compass, height]



also airth


n. Chiefly Scot.
1. a direction.
2. to direct; guide.
[1400–50; < Scottish Gaelic àird point, quarter of the compass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.airt - channel into a new direction; "redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"
send, direct - cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
sublimate - direct energy or urges into useful activities
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Ms Nic Airt claimed a number of schools had introduced similar measures to cope with cuts.
James Potts argues that while Odysseus, the Fisher King, and Arthurian legend all influence the text, Cormac mac Airt, the high king of Irish legend, is a direct and important source for Suttree.
19) My translation; Mac Airt, 150: "do chuir ar ar bharda an aolchaisleain.
Cuando nos toco ser anfitriones del II Congreso de la AIRT de las Americas-Valencia, 1993- el tema estuvo en nuestra agenda (AIRT-ART, 1993).
I would suggest that this reference probably extends also to Cormac Mac Airt, the "good king" of Irish legend, whose kingdom suffered when he was away from the throne.
She has published essays on Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire
Below my croker the urologist knows the ogive In his clambering, digit inserted in airt.
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13 Mac Airt and Mac Niocaill, Annals of Ulster, 100-3.
An elite volunteer corps of warriors and huntsmen, skilled in poetry, Fianna flourished under the reign of Cormac mac Airt in the 3rd century AD.
adapted from Mac Airt and Mac Niocaill; I have reinserted the original uam [= "grave," "cave," "souterrain"], which had been translated as "caves.
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