Focal an Lae #335
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: salach (SAH-luhkh) [saləx]

Meaning: salach = dirty

Usage:

History: Old Irish “salach” and Welsh “halogi” (to polllute) come from the Indo-European root *sal- (dirty grey). An English cognate is “sallow”. A related word in Irish is “sail” (dirt, dross).

Scottish Gaelic: salach

2008-06-19 CPD