Focal an Lae #227
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cuid (KWIHJ) [kid′]

Meaning: cuid = part, portion


History: Old Irish “cuit”, Welsh “peth” (thing) and Breton “péz” (piece) come from Insular Celtic *kwezdi-. The hypothetical Gaulish equivalent, *petsi-, was borrowed into Late Latin where it appears as “petia” or “pecia” and gives us Modern French “pièce” and English “piece”.

Scottish Gaelic: cuid

2008-06-19 CPD