Focal an Lae #249
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: laghad (LIED, rhymes with “cried”) [laid]

Meaning: laghad = smallness, scantness

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lagat” and Welsh “llai” (smaller, less) come from Indo-European *legwh- (light in weight). English cognates include “light”, “leaven” and “levity”. Related words in Irish are “lú” (smaller, less) and “laghdaigh” (decrease, reduce).

Scottish Gaelic: lughad

2008-06-19 CPD