creaght

noun \ˈkrā(ḵ)t\

Definition of creaght

plural

-s

  1. 1 Irish :  a herd of cattle driven about for pasture or with a warring band

  2. 2 Irish :  rapparee

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Origin and Etymology of creaght

Irish Gaelic caoraidheacht, from Middle Irish caeraigheacht, from Old Irish caera sheep; probably akin to Latin caper goat — more at capriole


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