Focal an Lae #361
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: coisc (KOSHK) [kos′k′], cosc (KOSK) [kosk]

Meaning: coisc = prevent, prohibit; cosc = preventing, ban


History: Old Irish “cosc” (prevention, correction) and Welsh “cosb” (punishment) come from Indo-European *kom-skwom, from the roots *kom (beside, with) and *sekw- (to say). English cognates of the second root include “say” and “saga”.

Scottish Gaelic: caisg, casgadh

2008-06-19 CPD