Erse



[urs] /ɜrs/

noun
1.
Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic.
adjective
2.
of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic.
/ɜːs/
noun
1.
another name for Irish Gaelic
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language

late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old English Irisc or Old Norse Irskr “Irish” (see Irish); applied by Lowland Scots to the Gaelic speech of the Highlanders (which originally is from Ireland); sense shifted 19c. from “Highlanders” to “Irish.”

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