Focal an Lae #22
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: Nollaig (NO-lig)

Meaning: Nollaig = Christmas

Usage:

History: Old Irish “Notlaic” comes from Latin “natalicia” (= of the day of birth), from the verb “(g)nasci” (to be born), which can be traced backultimately to the Indo-European root *gen- (to give birth).

2008-06-19 CPD