Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish meirg, meirc, from Proto-Celtic *mergi- (red, dark), from Proto-Indo-European *mergʷ- (to flicker; to darken; to be dark). Cognate with English murk and Old Norse myrkr. Ernault compares Ancient Greek μάργος (márgos, senseless, furious, lustful).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meirg f (genitive singular meirge, no plural)

  1. rust, corrosion

VerbEdit

meirg (past mheirg, future meirgidh, verbal noun meirg, past participle meirgte)

  1. rust, corrode
    Tha an rothair agam a' meirg sa gharaids.My bicycle is rusting in the garage.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
meirg mheirg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.