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cridhe

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish cride, whence also Irish croí. Related to Welsh craidd, Breton kreis (middle), from Proto-Celtic *krdjo-n. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr, whence also Ancient Greek καρδία; Latin cor, (gen. cordis): Italian cuore; English heart, German Herz; Lithuanian širdis.

Noun

cridhe m., pl cridhean

  1. heart
  2. courage
  3. epicenter, core, focus
  4. nucleus

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