Focal an Lae #11
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: beo (BYOE - rhymes with Joe)

Meaning: beo = alive, living

Usage:

History: Sanskrit “jivas”, Latin “vivus”, Old Irish “béo” and Welsh “byw” all derive from the hypothetical Indo-European word *gwiwo (living). English cognates are “vivid”, “survive” and “quick”(!).
2008-06-19 CPD