Focal an Lae #238
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: éag (AYG) [eːg]

Meaning: éag = death; die, perish

Usage:

History: Old Irish “éc”, Welsh “angau” and Breton “ankou” all come from Common Celtic *ank-u-, from Indo-European *nk-u-, from the root *nek- (death). Cognates in English, from Greek “nekros” (corpse), include “necrosis”, “necrophilia”, “necropolis”, etc.

Scottish Gaelic: eug

2008-06-19 CPD