Focal an Lae #77
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: síol (SHEE-uhl)

Meaning: síol = seed; offspring

Usage:

History: Old Irish “síl” comes from Common Celtic *sēlo- (compare Welsh “hil”), from Indo-European *sē-lo- (seed) from the root *sē- (to sow). Cognates in English include “sow”, “seed” and “semen”.

Scottish Gaelic: sìol

2008-06-19 CPD