Focal an Lae #86
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: tánaiste (TAW-nish-chuh) [taːnis′t′ə]

Meaning: tánaiste = heir presumptive; second-in-command; deputy PM

Usage:

History: Old Irish “tánaise” comes from Common Celtic *tānihessio- (one who is awaited), from Indo-European *to-ad-ni-sed-, from the root *sed- (to sit).

Scottish Gaelic: tànaiste

2008-06-19 CPD