Focal an Lae #115
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: guigh, guí (GWEE) [giː]

Meaning: guigh = pray; guí = praying, prayer


History: Old Irish “guidiu” (I pray), Welsh “gweddio” (pray) and Gaulish “uediiu” (I pray) all derive from Common Celtic *gwedyū, which comes from Indo-European *gwhedhyō (I pray), from the root *gwhedh- (to ask, pray). English “bid” comes from this same root.

Scottish Gaelic: guidh

2008-06-19 CPD