Focal an Lae #94
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cac (KAHK) [kak]

Meaning: cac = excrement, shit; to shit


History: Old Irish “cacc”, Welsh “cach”, Breton “kac’h”, Latin “caco” (defecate) and Greek “kakos” (bad) all come from the Indo-European root *kakka- (to defecate). English cognates include “poppycock”, “cacophony” and various words used mainly by small children.

Scottish Gaelic: cac

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