searbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish serb (bitter), from Proto-Celtic *swerwos (compare Welsh chwerw).

Adjective[edit]

searbh (genitive singular masculine searbh)

  1. bitter
  2. sour, acid

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
searbh shearbh
after "an", tsearbh
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish serb (bitter), from Proto-Celtic *swerwos (compare Welsh chwerw).

Adjective[edit]

searbh (comparative nas / na b' sèirbhe, superlative as / a b' sèirbhe)

  1. sharp, keen
  2. pungent, acute, acrid, acrimonious
  3. sarcastic, bitter, harsh, severe, embittering
  4. poignant
  5. shrill, dissonant
  6. intolerable, disagreeable, distressful, disgusted
  7. distasteful, sour, tart