Focal an Lae #177
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: eas (ASS, like the animal) [æs]

Meaning: eas = waterfall, rapids

Usage:

History: Old Irish “ess” comes from Indo-European *yestu- (foam), from the root *yes- (to boil, foam, bubble). An English cognate is “yeast”.

Scottish Gaelic: eas

2008-06-19 CPD