Focal an Lae #321
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fásach (FAW-suhkh) [faːsəx]

Meaning: fásach = desert, wilderness

Usage:

History: Old Irish “fásach” comes from Indo-European *wās-to-, an extended and suffixed form of the root *eu- (empty). Cognates in English from Latin “vastus” (empty, waste) include “waste” and “devastate”.

Scottish Gaelic: fàsach

2008-06-19 CPD