I wish we could have etymologies to help us remember really weird looking words like uaireadór! I'm going to have to remember it as a toreador running around with a watch on.
It's uaire (time/hour) and adóir, a suffix meaning "person/thing that does a thing."
As galaxyrocker suggested, think of uaireadóir as “hour-ator”.
Doofenschmirtz would love this word!
Luckily for me, search engines can point to the definition of a Doofenshmirtz. ;*)
Great answer! Thank you!
can "uaireadóir" also mean like "Ni ar m'uaireadóir" or is it just the jewlery kind of watch
"uaireadóir" is basically an "hour doer" - it's a time-piece.
"faire" (http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/faire) is the word that you're looking for, a vigil, or a session on guard duty.
Are there a distinct difference between the two or may uaireadóir and clog be interchanged freely?
Dinneen's 1904 dictionary suggested an equivalence, but modern dictionaries are clear that uaireadóir is "watch" and clog is "clock".
Typos need to be pucjef up...