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"Cruaidh agus làidir."

Translation:Hard and strong.

January 25, 2020



Does cruaidh mean hard both in the sense of 'solid' and 'difficult' or just one?


I believe both. Am Faclair Beag gives both hard, tough and hardy as its meaning, Faclair Dwelly gives 1 Hard, firm. 2. Difficult. 3. Painful, distressing etc… Wiktionary gives harsh as one of its meaning.

There are also compounds like cruaidh-fhortan meaning misfortune. So anything hardy or harsh, tough and painful can be cruaidh.


Thanks for correcting me!

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