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Definitions and meaning of scar



  • (General American) enPR: skär, IPA(key): /skɑɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skɑː(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English scar, scarre, a conflation of Old French escare (scab) (from Late Latin eschara, from Ancient Greek ἐσχάρα (eskhára, scab left from a burn), and thus a doublet of eschar) and Middle English skar (incision, cut, fissure) (from Old Norse skarð (notch, chink, gap), from Proto-Germanic *skardaz (gap, cut, fragment)). Akin to Old Norse skor (notch, score), Old English sċeard (gap, cut, notch). More at shard.

Displaced native Old English dolgswæþ.


scar (plural scars)

  1. A permanent mark on the skin, sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
  2. (by extension) A permanent negative effect on someone's mind, caused by a traumatic experience.
  3. Any permanent mark resulting from damage.
    • 1961, Dorothy Jensen Neal, Captive mountain waters: a story of pipelines and people (page 29)
      Her age-old weapons, flood and fire, left scars on the canyon which time will never efface.
  • cicatrice, cicatrix
Related terms
  • fire scar
  • Red Scar
  • scar tissue


scar (third-person singular simple present scars, present participle scarring, simple past and past participle scarred)

  1. (transitive) To mark the skin permanently.
  2. (intransitive) To form a scar.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To affect deeply in a traumatic manner.
    Seeing his parents die in a car crash scarred him for life.
Derived terms
  • battle-scarred

See also

  • birthmark

Etymology 2

From Middle English scarre, skarr, skerre, sker, a borrowing from Old Norse sker (an isolated rock in the sea; skerry). Cognate with Icelandic sker, Norwegian skjær, Swedish skär, Danish skær, German Schäre. Doublet of skerry.


scar (plural scars)

  1. A cliff or rock outcrop.
  2. A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water.
  3. A bare rocky place on the side of a hill or mountain.

Etymology 3

From Latin scarus (a kind of fish), from Ancient Greek σκάρος (skáros, parrot wrasse, Sparisoma cretense, syn. Scarus cretensis).


scar (plural scars)

  1. A marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish (family Scaridae).


  • CRAs, RACs, arcs, ascr., cars, csar, sacr-, sarc-



From Old Irish scaraid, from Proto-Celtic *skarati, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-.


  • IPA(key): /ˈskaɾˠ/


scar (present analytic scarann, future analytic scarfaidh, verbal noun scaradh, past participle scartha)

  1. (transitive) sever
  2. (transitive) separate
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
    Synonyms: dealaigh, deighil
  3. (transitive) tear asunder


  • Alternative verbal noun: scarúint (Munster)

Derived terms

  • soscartha (easily separated; isolable, adjective)

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “scaraid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “scaraim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 602.
  • "scar" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “scar” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “scar” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • ·scart


  • IPA(key): /skar/



  1. third-person singular preterite conjunct of scaraid

  • divination involving a shoulder blade which has been charred or cracked from a fire.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)