Focal an Lae #36
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ór (OHR)

Meaning: ór = gold

Usage:

History: Old Irish “ór” was borrowed from Latin “aurum” (gold). Compare French “or” and Spanish “oro”. The Latin word probably derives from the Indo-European root *aus- (to shine). Learned cognates in English are “aureate” and “aureole”.

Scottish Gaelic: òr (AWR)

2008-06-19 CPD