Focal an Lae #122
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: deoir (JOH-ihr) [d′oːr′]

Meaning: deoir = tear; drop

Usage:

History: Old Irish “dér”, Welsh “deigr”, Breton “daerou” (tears) come from Common Celtic *dakrom, from Indo-European *dakru- (tear). English cognates include “tear” (from Germanic *tagr-) and “lachrymose” (from Latin “lacrima” <- Old Latin “dacrima” (tear).

Scottish Gaelic: deur

2008-06-19 CPD