Focal an Lae #34
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: carr (KAHR)

Meaning: carr = car

Usage:

History: Old Irish “carr” comes from Common Celtic *karso-. The Gaulish word for a two-wheeled wagon, “carros”, was borrowed into Latin as “carrus”, from which it passed through Old North French into English as “car”. The ultimate source is the reconstructed Indo-European word for wagon, *kṛsos, from the root *kers- (to run). English cognates include “car”, “carry” and “course”.

Scottish Gaelic: càr (KAHR)

2008-06-19 CPD