Focal an Lae #306
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ga (GAH) [ga]

Meaning: ga = spear; sting; ray, beam

Usage:

History: Old Irish “gae”, Welsh “gwayw” and Gaulish “gaesum” all come from Indo-European *ghaiso- (stick, spear). English cognates include “gore” and “garlic”, from Old English “gār” (spear) plus “lēac” (leek).

Scottish Gaelic: gath

2008-06-19 CPD