IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
scraith1, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eanna).1. (a) Scraw, strip of (lea-)sod pared off. ~ a chur ar rud, to cover sth. with scraws. Chuir siad ~ ar an teach, they roofed the house with scraws. Bhí mé faoi aon ~ leo, I was under the same roof with them. Chuaigh an ~ air inné, he was buried yesterday. (b) Upper stratum of soil, sod, turf. ~ bhogáin, ~ ghlugair, ~ loinge, quaking sod, surface of quagmire. 2. (a) Layer; covering, coating. (a)~ féir, mat of grass. ~ bhlonaige, gheire, coating of fat. Tá siad ag fás ina ~eanna, they are growing in layers. (b) Covering of rash or scabs. Tá ~ dhearg amuigh air, he has broken out in a red rash. (c)~ chloch, rock lichen. (b) Rash. 3. ~ bhuí, fucus, kelpweed. (Var:pl. ~eacha)
scraith2, v.t. (vn. -athadh m, gs. & pp. -ite). Strip surface (of sward). Léana a scrathadh, to remove the sod from a lawn.