Focal an Lae #88
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: iasc (EE-uhsk) [iəsk]

Meaning: iasc = fish; to fish


History: Old Irish “íasc” derives from Common Celtic *eisko-, from Indo-European *peisk- (fish). The Common Celtic form shows the typical loss of IE “p”. Cognates in English include “fish” and “pisces”, the astrological sign, which is Latin for “fishes”.

Scottish Gaelic: iasg

2008-06-19 CPD