Focal an Lae #318
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: scrios (SHKRISS) [s′k′r′is]

Meaning: scrios = destroy, erase, scrape off; destruction

Usage:

History: Old Irish “scris” (scraping, tearing, destruction) comes from *skrissu-, from Indo-European *skrt-tu-, from the root *sker- (to cut). English cognates include “shear”, “scar” and “ploughshare”. An Irish cognate is “scar” (separate), Focal #138.

Scottish Gaelic: sgrios

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