Focal an Lae #92
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: earrach (A-ruhkh, A as in “cat”) [ærəx]

Meaning: earrach = spring, springtime


History: Old Irish “errach” is apparently the lenited form of an earlier *ferrach, from Indo-European *wesr-āko-, based on the simple word *wesr(spring). The Latin cognate “ver” (spring) gives us “vernal” in English.

Scottish Gaelic: earrach

2008-06-19 CPD