Focal an Lae #231
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: uachtar (OO-uhkh-tuhr) [uːəxtər]

Meaning: uachtar = top, surface, cream

Usage:

History: Old Irish “úachtar, óchtar” comes from Common Celtic *(o)uxs-tero-, from Indo-European *(o)ups-tero-, from the word *upo (up from under, over). English cognates include “up” and “open”.

Scottish Gaelic: uachdar

2008-06-19 CPD