From Middle English sory, from Old English sāriġ, from Proto-West Germanic *sairag, from Proto-Germanic *sairagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sayǝw-. Cognate with Scots sairie ("sad, grieved"), Saterland Frisian seerich, West Frisian searich ("sad, sorry"), Low German serig ("sick, scabby"), German dialectal sehrig, Swedish sårig. More at sore.
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