Focal an Lae #273
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: gabh (GAHV, GO) [gav, go]

Meaning: gabh = take, seize; go, come


History: Old Irish “gaibid” (takes) and Gaulish “gabi” (take!) go back to Common Celtic *gabiti, which comes from Indo-European *ghab(h)-i-ti (gives, takes), from the root *ghabh- (to give or to receive). Cognates in English include “give” and “gift”.

Scottish Gaelic: gabh

2008-06-19 CPD