misg

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mescae (drunkenness, intoxication) or mescc (drunk, intoxicated), from Proto-Indo-European *meik-sko- (mixed), from *meik- (to mix).

Noun[edit]

misg f (genitive singular misge)

  1. drunkenness, intoxication, inebriation
    Uair air mhisg is uair air uisge.One day drunk and one day drinking water.
    (literally "One time on drunkenness and one time on water.")

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