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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish scris (destruction) (compare Irish scrios (destruction)), verbal noun of sceirtid (strips, peels or scrapes off).


sgrios m (genitive singular sgriosa, plural sgriosan)

  1. destruction, ruin, annihilation, bane, decimation, demolition, eradication, erasing, extermination, extinguishing
  2. verbal noun of sgrios

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish scrisaid (to destroy) (compare Irish scrios (to destroy)), from Old Irish scris, verbal noun of sceirtid (strips, peels or scrapes off).


sgrios (past sgrios, future sgriosaidh, verbal noun sgrios or sgriosadh, past participle sgrioste)

  1. destroy, ruin, annihilate, decimate, demolish, devour, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, sack, waste, wreck

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