Focal an Lae #304
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: póca (POH-kuh) [poːkə]

Meaning: póca = pocket

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “póca” comes from Anglo-Norman “poke”, from the Indo-European root *beu- (to swell). Cognates in English include “pocket”, “poke” and “pouch”.

Scottish Gaelic: pòca, pòcaid

2008-06-19 CPD