Focal an Lae #287
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: buntáiste (BUN-tawsh-chuh) [buntaːs′t′ə]

Meaning: buntáiste = advantage

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “buntáiste” comes from Anglo-Norman “(a)vauntage”, from Old French “avant” (before, in front of), from Latin “abante” (from before), a compound of “ab” (from) and “ante” (before). “Ante” is from Indo-European *ant- (front, forehead). English “advantage” is thus an exact cognate.

2008-06-19 CPD