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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish scris ‎(act of scraping, tearing; act of ejecting from, erasing; act of destroying, wiping out; destruction;) (compare Irish scrios ‎(destruction, ruin; scrapings, parings)), 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 ‎(scrapes; erases, blots out, wipes away, obliterates, banishes; destroys, wipes out) (compare Irish scrios ‎(scrape, tear, off; scratch out, erase, delete; destroy, ruin)), 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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