I am in the process of acquiring a new sailboat and would like to name it the scottish gaelic word for octopus. I cannot find anything using the google on the internets. I'm no web jockey. Can someone help?
One of the girls that i work with is fluent in gaelic and I will ask her on Monday when I see her.
Cephalopods are often quite a big thing in the UK. Eledone and Sepia species are commonly caught for food and have done so for years and years. Also, its only a couple of years since Architeuthis was caught here too.
WK, Manx gaelic would be from the Isle of Man which is between Ireland and England in the Irish Sea. There are a few versions of gaelic and I think the Scots would be different but I'll find out for sure...
I was reading about the Dictionary of the Scottish Language - the Scottish Language is a dialect of English, so isn't Gaelic - useful to add to our list, but not Gaelic. We still need to find the Gaelic for octopus!
It would be interesting to collect the word for octopus in many languages! Any more contributions?