Focal an Lae #269
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: isteach (ish-CHAKH) [əs′t′æx]

Meaning: isteach = into, inward

Usage:

History: Old Irish “istech” is a contraction of “isa tech” (into the house). “Tech” (house) comes from Indo-European *tegos (roof), from the root *(s)teg- (to cover). See Focal #40.

Scottish Gaelic: a-steach

2008-06-19 CPD