Focal an Lae #236
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: caoch (KWEEKH) [kiːx]

Meaning: caoch = blind; to blind, daze, wink

Usage:

History: Old Irish “caech” (one-eyed) and Welsh “coeg” (empty, blind) come from Indo-European *kaiko- (one-eyed). A learned English cognate is “caecum” (blind gut), from Latin “caecus” (blind).

Scottish Gaelic: caoch

2008-06-19 CPD