Few today consciously recognize the concepts involved with common affirmative exclamation, "good luck." Or any idea of what "luck" actually represents. The study of Lugh, the effects of the phonetic combination lu, has lead to an interesting observation that appears to link a subtle retention of the worship of Lugh into modern language. Harold Bayley explored similar connections in his 1912 work, The Lost Language of Symbolism.
Mr. Bayley started out researching the meanings of watermarks found on old (9th through 13th century) papers. Examining the designs for the root meanings, he delved deep into myths, stories, language, religion and root meanings of words and syllabic sounds that he thought might compose surviving parts of the oldest spoken language. The religious composition of the language and the constructs of words indicating an omnipresence of religion within the spoken society demonstrates the roots of all human language and societies have been Edenite.
Whether a suffix or prefix, the sound ak has an ancient meaning that best translates into an affirmative modifier, the greatest. Fossil remnants of this exist in English and other languages as well. Lu, has Mediterranean connections dated to 1500 bc (and earlier) that demonstrate the sound value meant manly or virile, simultaneous to meaning bright, shining, fire, and the ability to communicate wisdom. In other words, an enlightened, virile individual. When one recognizes the religious concepts and attributes of Lugh, the connection and relationship become obvious. The roots of Lugh, go very deep.
Lu-ak would mean Lugh is the greatest. We usually add the word good which is a corruption of the word god. Our language evolved Lu-ak into luck. What we use as an affirmative exclamation "good luck" was once a brief and fervent prayer to what we now know as the chief and primary Celtic god, Lugh. The true meaning of GOOD LUCK is a fervent prayer, Lugh is the greatest God.
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