Focal an Lae #308
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: gaisce (GAHSH-kyuh) [gas′k′ə]

Meaning: gaisce = weapons; prowess, feat; boasting


History: Old Irish “gaisced” is originally a compound of “gae” (spear) and “scíath” (shield). See the preceding two issues for the history of these words. Derived words in Modern Irish include “gaisciúil” (heroic) and gaiscíoch (warrior, champion).

Scottish Gaelic: gaisge

2008-06-19 CPD