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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Irish ocrus, Early Irish accorus and ocras

Noun

acras m.

  1. hunger
    • Tha acras orm. I am hungry.
    • Tha mi air acras. I am hungry.
    • Am bheil acras ort? Are you hungry?
    • mar mhial-choin air acras, like hungry hounds
  2. appetite
  3. famine

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

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