Focal an Lae #263
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: dearg (JA-ruhg, A as in cat) [d′ærəg]

Meaning: dearg = red; make or become red; utter

Usage:

History: Old Irish “derg” comes from Indo-European *dher-g-, from the root *dher- (to make muddy; darkness). English “dark” is a cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: dearg

2008-06-19 CPD