Focal an Lae #117
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: meisce (MESH-kyuh) [m′es′k′ə]

Meaning: meisce = drunkenness, intoxication

Usage:

History: Old Irish “mescc” (drunk; mixed up, confused) comes from Indo-European *meik-sko- (mixed), from the root *meik- (to mix). Latin “miscere, mixtus” (to mix, mixed) gives us the cognates “mix”, “miscegenation” and “miscible”.

Scottish Gaelic: misg

2008-06-19 CPD