Focal an Lae #349
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: searg (SHA-ruhg) [s′ærəg]

Meaning: searg = shrivel up, wilt, wither

Usage:

History: Old Irish “serg” (wasting sickness, decline, atrophy) comes from the Indo-European root *swergh- (to worry, be sick). An English cognate is “sorrow”.

Scottish Gaelic: searg

2008-06-19 CPD