Focal an Lae #25
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: póg (POHG - rhymes with rogue)

Meaning: póg = kiss

Usage: Póg is both a noun (a kiss) and a verb (to kiss):

History: Old Irish “póc” comes from the Latin “osculum pacis” (kiss of peace). Latin “pax, pacis” originally meant “a binding together by treaty or agreement”, seen as the basis of peace. The word “pax” is derived from the Indo-European root *pak- (to fasten).

2008-06-19 CPD