Focal an Lae #10
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: dia (JEE-uh or DyEE-uh)

Meaning: dia = god

Usage:

History: Old Irish “día”, Sanskrit “devas” and Latin “deus” all derive from the hypothetical Indo-European word *deiwos (god), from the root *dei- (to shine). Modern cognates are “deity” and “divine”.
2008-06-19 CPD