Focal an Lae #106
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ionadh (EE-uh-nuh) [iːnə]

Meaning: ionadh = wonder, surprise

Usage:

History: Old Irish “ingnad” (strange; a wonder) comes from Common Celtic *an-gnātos, from Indo-European *n- (not, un-) + *gnōtos (known: see the previous Focal #105). Cognates in English include “unknown”, “agnostic” and “ignorant”.

Scottish Gaelic: iongnadh

2008-06-19 CPD