Focal an Lae #112
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: deamhan (JOWN, rhymes with “clown”) [d′aun]

Meaning: deamhan = demon

Usage:

History: Old Irish “demon” was taken from Latin “daemon”, which was borrowed from Greek “daimon” (divine power), which comes from Indo-European *dai-mon- (divider, provider), from the root *dā- (to divide).

Scottish Gaelic: deamhan

2008-06-19 CPD