Focal an Lae #286
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: peaca (PACK-uh) [p′ækə]

Meaning: peaca = sin

Usage:

History: Old Irish “peccad” comes from Latin “peccatum” (sin) from the verb “peccare” (to stumble, sin), from Indo-European *ped-ko-, from the root *ped- (foot; to stumble). Cognates in English include “peccadillo” and “impeccable”.

Scottish Gaelic: peacadh

2008-06-19 CPD