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Webster 1913 Edition


Wair

Wair

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Noun.
(Carp.)
A piece of plank two yard[GREEK] long and a foot broad.
Bailey.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wair

WAIR

,
Noun.
A piece of timber two yards long, and a foot broad. [I know not where used.]

Definition 2021


wair

wair

English

Noun

wair (plural wairs)

  1. A plank 6 feet long and 1 foot across.[1]

Etymology 2

Verb

wair (third-person singular simple present wairs, present participle wairing, simple past and past participle waired)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) To spend.
    • 1826, Mungo Ponton Brown, Supplement to the Dictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session, Volume 3, Edinburgh, page 569,
      [] they find there was no lesion to the minor by setting the said tack, and that the money waired out by the defender, in building and reparations, viz not only the ₤1317 Scots first given out, but also the ₤326 last waired by the defender, [] .
    • 1831 [1566], John Knox, William McGavin (editor), The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland, page 94,
      We shall maintain them, nourish them, and defend them, the whole congregation of Christ, and every member thereof, at our whole powers and wairing [spending] of our lives, against Satan, and all wicked power that does intend tyranny or trouble against the foresaid congregation.
    • 1841, William Alexander, An Abridgement of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1424—1707, page 243,
      [] Reserving alwayes to the Sheriff or other Magistrates, and taker of the Thief, the expences waired out by them in taking and putting the Thief to execution.

Etymology 3

Verb

wair

  1. Nonstandard form of were.

References

  1. wair in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Gothic

Romanization

wair

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂

Sika

Noun

wair

  1. water

References

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wai̯r/

Noun

wair

  1. Soft mutation of gwair.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwair wair ngwair unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.