Focal an Lae #53
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: slog (SLOG)

Meaning: slog = swallow


History: Old Irish “slucid” (swallows) comes from Common Celtic *slunk- (compare Welsh “llyncu” and Breton “lonka”), which descends from the Indo-European root *(s)leug- (swallow). German “schlucken” (to swallow) is a cognate, and English “a slug of whiskey” is probably a borrowing from the Irish or Scottish Gaelic.

Scottish Gaelic: sluig

2008-06-19 CPD