Focal an Lae #354
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fiche (FIH-huh) [f′ihə]

Meaning: fiche = twenty

Usage:

History: Old Irish “fiche”, Welsh “ugain” and Breton “ugent” come from Indo-European *wīkmtī (twenty). Latin “viginti” gives English the word “vigesimal” and becomes “vingt” in French and “veinte” in Spanish.

Scottish Gaelic: fichead

2008-06-19 CPD