Focal an Lae #319
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: luach (LOO-uhkh) [luːəx]

Meaning: luach = value, price

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lóg” comes from the Indo-European root *lau- (gain, profit, booty). Cognates in English include “lucre” and “lucrative”, from Latin “lucrum” (gain, profit). Irish “leor” (Focal #95) derives from the same IE root.

Scottish Gaelic: luach

2008-06-19 CPD