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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish rúsc, from Proto-Celtic *rūsklo- (compare Welsh rhisgl).


rùsg m (genitive singular rùisg, plural rùsgan)

  1. external covering]], rind, skin, husk
  2. bark (of a tree)
  3. fleece (of wool)
  4. shell

Etymology 2[edit]

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rùsg (past rùsg, future rùsgaidh, verbal noun rùsgadh, past participle rùsgte)

  1. beat, strike, pelt


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