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In this paper we analyze a word of Norse origin found in Scottish Gaelic but not in Irish Gaelic. This word is also found in various European languages as well as in some Romance languages, including Galician. The Galician word is escuma.

PUBLISHED: 16/02/2015

Stream, flow

Words used in reference to streams, currents, springs, flowing, etc., are usually old and they do not need to be borrowed from other languages. In this paper we will analyze the Galician word xurro and some of its variants, as well as several other Romance words which we think derive from the Gaelic stem: sruth (PIE root *sreu- "to flow").

PUBLISHED: 20/02/2015