briosgaid

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English biscuit (by folk etymology made to agree with the Gaelic word brisg (brittle)).

Noun[edit]

briosgaid f (genitive singular briosgaide, plural briosgaidean)

  1. biscuit, cookie

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)