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From Old Irish derg (red, ruddy).


jiarg (plural jiargey)

  1. red, ruddy, florid, sanguine
  2. (of eyes) bloodshot
    Fastyr jiarg as moghrey glass.
    Red evening and a bright morning.
    Va daa funnyl mooar jiarg ec y lhong.
    The ship had two big red funnels.
  3. (heraldry) gules
  4. glowing, burning
    Ta'n yiarn jiarg.
    The iron is glowing.
  5. abandoned
  6. stark
    T'ee jiarg-rooisht.
    She is stark naked.
  7. (of land) turned, ploughed
    thalloo jiarg
    ploughed land

Derived terms[edit]


jiarg m (genitive singular jiarg, no plural)

  1. rouge
    Jiarg y chur ort.
    Rouge one's cheeks.


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
jiarg yiarg n'yiarg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • derg” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.