Focal an Lae #19
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: sagart (SAH-guhrt)

Meaning: sagart = priest

Usage: No surprises here:

History: Old Irish “sacart” was borrowed early on from Latin “sacerdos”, which comes ultimately from the Indo-European root *sak- (to sanctify), via the compound *sak-ro-dhōt-, meaning “performer of sacred rites”.

Scottish Gaelic: sagart (SAH-kuhrsht)

2008-06-19 CPD