siúcra

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish siúcra, from Anglo-Norman sucre, from Old French çucre, chucre, from Medieval Latin zuccarum from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكَّر (sukkar), from Persian شکر (šakar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śarkarā, ground or candied sugar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

siúcra m (genitive singular siúcra, nominative plural siúcraí)

  1. sugar

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
siúcra shiúcra
after an, tsiúcra
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "siúcra" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • siúcra” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.