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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish íasc, from Proto-Celtic *ɸēskos, from Proto-Indo-European *peisk- (compare English fish, Latin piscis, Old English fisc). The Brythonic words (Welsh pysgod, Cornish pysk, Breton pesk) are loanwords from Latin.


IPA(key): /iəsk/


iasg m (genitive singular èisg, plural èisg or iasgan)

  1. fish
    iasg air chladhfish at spawning
    iasg is tiopsfish and chips

Derived terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
iasg n-iasg h-iasg t-iasg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “iasg”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “íasc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language