Focal an Lae #52
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: nead (NYAD, A as in “cat”)

Meaning: nead = nest


History: Old Irish “net” comes from reconstructed Insular Celtic *ni₫dos, as does Welsh “nyth”. The Celtic word comes from Indo-European *nizdos (nest), a prefixed form based on the root *sed- (to sit). English “nest” and Latin “nidus” are cognates.

Scottish Gaelic: nead

2008-06-19 CPD