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ers

[urs, airs]
noun
  1. ervil.
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Origin of ers

Middle French < Old Provençal < Late Latin ervus, variant of Latin ervum. See ervil

Erse

[urs]
noun
  1. Gaelic, especially Scottish Gaelic.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scottish Gaelic.
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British Dictionary definitions for erses

ERS

abbreviation for
  1. earnings related supplement
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Erse

noun
  1. another name for Irish Gaelic
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language
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Word Origin

C14: from Lowland Scots Erisch Irish; Irish being regarded as the literary form of Gaelic
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Word Origin and History for erses

Erse

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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