Focal an Lae #184
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: sneachta (SHNAKH-tuh) [s′n′æxtə]

Meaning: sneachta = snow

Usage:

History: Old Irish “snechtae” derives from the Indo-European root *sneigwh- (snow; to snow), which also gives us English “snow”. A cognate in Irish is the verb “snigh” (to pour down, flow).

Scottish Gaelic: sneachd

2008-06-19 CPD