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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


Borrowed from English biscuit (by folk etymology made to agree with the Gaelic word brisg (brittle)). Compare Irish briosca.


briosgaid f (genitive singular briosgaide, plural briosgaidean)

  1. biscuit, cookie

Related terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
briosgaid bhriosgaid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • briosgaid” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)