iasg

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. fish
    iasg air chladh‎ ― fish at spawning

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • íasc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.