Focal an Lae #138
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: scar (SKAHR) [skar]

Meaning: scar = separate; part; spread

Usage:

History: Old Irish “scaraid” (separates) and Welsh “ysgar” (to separate) come from Indo-European *sker- (to cut). English cognates include “sharp”, “shear” and “share”. The Irish verb “scoir” (to unyoke; disconnect; take apart) is related. Scottish Gaelic: sgar

2008-06-19 CPD