Focal an Lae #206
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: meirg (MEH-rihg) [m′er′əg′]

Meaning: meirg = rust

Usage:

History: Old Irish “meirc” comes from the Indo-European root *merk- (to decay). The only English cognate is “marcescent”, a technical term in botany that comes from Latin “marcere” (to decay, wither).

Scottish Gaelic: meirg

2008-06-19 CPD