Focal an Lae #291
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: siúcra (SHOO-kruh) [s′uːkrə]

Meaning: siúcra = sugar


History: Classical Irish “siúcra” comes from Anglo-Norman “sucre”, from Old French “sukere”, from Old Italian “zucchero”, from Arabic “sukkar”, from Persian “shakar”, from Sanskrit “sharkarā” (grit, ground sugar), possibly from a hypothetical Indo-European word *korkā (gravel). English “sugar” is a cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: siùcar

2008-06-19 CPD