sguab

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish scúap, from Latin scōpa.

Noun[edit]

sguab f (genitive sguaibe, plural sguaban)

  1. sheaf (of corn)
  2. broom, brush, besom, mop
  3. broom (plant)
  4. sweepings, refuse
  5. (obsolete) candle extinguisher (hollow, conical shaped object)

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sguab (verbal noun sguabadh)

  1. sweep, brush, whisk, wipe
  2. bind (into sheaves)

Derived terms[edit]