Focal an Lae #40
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: teach (CHAX, A as in “cat”, X as ch in “loch”)

Meaning: teach = house


History: Old Irish “tech” derives from the reconstructed Indo-European word *tegos (roof), from the root *(s)teg- (to cover). Cognates in other Celtic languages are Welsh “tŷ” and Breton “ti”. Cognates in English are “thatch”, “deck” and “protect”.

Scottish Gaelic: taigh

2008-06-19 CPD