Focal an Lae #110
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: mallacht (MAH-luhkht) [maləxt]

Meaning: mallacht = curse

Usage:

History: Old Irish “maldacht” was borrowed from Latin “maledictio”, from the verb “maledicere” (to curse), which derives from two Indo-European roots: *mel- (bad) and *deik- (to show; to pronounce solemnly). The cognate in English is “malediction”.

Scottish Gaelic: mallachd

2008-06-19 CPD