Focal an Lae #57
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ach (AHX)

Meaning: ach = but, except


History: Old Irish “acht” comes from Common Celtic *ektos. Other words that derive from this are Old Irish “echtar” (outside) and Welsh “eithr” (but, except). The ultimate ancestor is the reconstructed Indo-European word *eghs (out). English cognates, by way of Latin, are “extra” and “exterior”.

Scottish Gaelic: ach

2008-06-19 CPD