Focal an Lae #297
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: páiste (PAWSH-chuh) [paːs′t′ə]

Meaning: páiste = child


History: Classical Irish “páiste” comes from Old French “page” (boyservant of a knight), possibly from Italian “paggio”, perhaps ultimately from Greek “paidion”, diminutive of “pais” (child), which comes from the Indo-European root *pau- (little, few). Modern English “page” is a formal cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: pàisde

2008-06-19 CPD