Focal an Lae #356
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: deas (JASS) [d′æs]

Meaning: deas = right, south, nice

Usage:

History: Old Irish “dess” and Welsh “deheu” as in “deheuol” (southern) and “deheulaw” (right hand) come from the Indo-European root *deks- (right [as opposed to left], south). English has “dexterity” from Latin “dexter” (right).

Scottish Gaelic: deas

2008-06-19 CPD