Focal an Lae #133
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: nigh (NYIH) [n′i]

Meaning: nigh = wash

Usage:

History: Old Irish “nigid” (washes) comes from the Indo-European root *neigw- (to wash). The only English cognate is “nix” (water sprite), from Germanic *nikwiz.

Scottish Gaelic: nigh

2008-06-19 CPD