The definition of a scar is a mark left on the skin after it heals, or a sign of mental or physical damage.(noun)
See scar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, aphetic < MFr escarre < LL eschara < Gr, orig., fireplace, brazier
Origin: ME skerre < ON sker: for IE base see shear
See scar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , alteration of escare
Origin: , from Old French, scab
Origin: , from Late Latin eschara
Origin: , from Greek eskhara, hearth, scab caused by burning.
Origin: Middle English skerre
Origin: , from Old Norse sker, low reef; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
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