Focal an Lae #260
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ceart (KYART) [k′ært]

Meaning: ceart = correct; justice, right


History: Old Irish “cert” is derived from Latin “certus” (certain), the past participle of the verb “cernere” (to sift, separate, decide), from Indo-European *kri-no-, the suffixed zero grade of the root *krei- (to sieve, discriminate, distinguish). English cognates include “certain” and “certitude”, from the Latin.

Scottish Gaelic: ceart

2008-06-19 CPD