Focal an Lae #259
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: go brách (guh BRAWKH) [gə braːx]

Meaning: go brách = forever


History: Old Irish “co bráth” (till Doomsday, forever) is based on “bráth” (judgment, esp. Last Judgment), which comes from the Indo-European root *gwerə- (to praise aloud, declare). An English cognate, borrowed from Irish or Scottish Gaelic, is “bard”.

Scottish Gaelic: gu bràth

2008-06-19 CPD