Focal an Lae #55
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: guth (GOOH, OO as in “book”)

Meaning: guth = voice


History: Old Irish “guth” comes from Common Celtic *gutus, from the Indo-European root *gheu- (to call, invoke). The Gaulish term “gutuater”, referring to a class of priests, may be analysed as “invocation-father”, cognate with the Irish words “guth + athair”. An English cognate of “guth” is “god”, from Indo-European *ghu-to- (the invoked one), the suffixed zero-grade of the same root.

Scottish Gaelic: guth

2008-06-19 CPD