Focal an Lae #101
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: saighdiúir (SIGH-joo-ihr) [said′uːr′]

Meaning: saighdiúir = soldier

Usage:

History: Early Irish “saigteoir” (archer, soldier) was borrowed from Latin “sagittarius” (archer), which is based on “sagitta” (arrow).

Scottish Gaelic: saighdear

2008-06-19 CPD