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See also: sorn and SORN

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish sorn (furnace, oven, kiln), from Latin furnus.


sòrn m (genitive singular sùirn, plural sùirn)

  1. snout
  2. flue of a kiln or oven
  3. concavity
  4. (Uist) kiln for drying corn
  5. disagreeable visage
  6. hearth
  7. fireplace of an oven or kiln


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