Focal an Lae #223
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: bog (BOG) [bog]

Meaning: bog = soft; soften, loosen, move


History: Old Irish “boc(c)” and Breton “boug” (soft) come from Common Celtic *buggo- (flexible, malleable), from the Indo-European root * bheug- (to bend, be pliable). Cognates in English include “bow” and “bog”, which is a borrowing from Irish or Scottish Gaelic.

Scottish Gaelic: bog

2008-06-19 CPD