See also: sior, síor-, siôr, and siör

Scottish GaelicEdit


From Old Irish sír (comparative sía). Cognate with Welsh hir, Cornish hir, Breton hir, and Latin sēra (late) (> French soir (evening), Italian sera (evening)).




  1. continual
  2. continuous, incessant

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually used adverbially, preceding and leniting the verbal noun:
    a' sìor fhàs nas soilleirecontinually becoming clearer
    liosta a' sìor fhàsa growing list
    a' sìor dhol am meudcontinually growing in size
    a' sìor mheudachadhincreasing steadily

Derived termsEdit


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
sìor shìor
after "an", t-sìor
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.