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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From Scots

Verb

Infinitive
to airt

Third person singular
airts

Simple past
airted

Past participle
airted

Present participle
airting

to airt (third-person singular simple present airts, present participle airting, simple past and past participle airted)

  1. (Scottish) To guide; to direct.

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of airt
  • Rita

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /eɪrt/, /ɛrt/

Etymology 1

From northern Middle English art.

Noun

airt (plural airts)

Singular
airt

Plural
airts

  1. quarter of the compass
  2. direction, area

Verb

tae airt (third-person singular simple present airts, present participle airtin, simple past airtit, past participle airtit)

Infinitive
tae airt

Third person singular
airts

Simple past
airtit

Past participle
airtit

Present participle
airtin

  1. (transitive) to guide, direct
  2. (intransitive) to direct one's way; to make for

Etymology 2

From early Middle English art, from Old French art, from Latin art, ars.

Noun

airt (plural airts)

Singular
airt

Plural
airts

  1. art
  2. skill

References


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