Focal an Lae #119
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: marcaíocht (MAHR-kwee-uhkht) [markiːəxt]

Meaning: marcaíocht = horseback riding; ride, lift

Usage:

History: Marcaíocht is based on “marc”, a literary word for horse. Old Irish “marc”, Welsh “march”, Breton “marh” and Gaulish “marka” all come from Indo-European *marko- (horse). English cognates include “mare” and “marshal” (from Germanic “marah-scalc” [horse-servant]).

Scottish Gaelic: marcachd

2008-06-19 CPD