Focal an Lae #137
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: luath (LOO-uh) [luə]

Meaning: luath = quick; early

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lúath” comes from Indo-European *pleu- (to flow), with total loss of the IE “p”, a regular characteristic of early Celtic. English cognates include “flee”, “flow” and “flood”.

Scottish Gaelic: luath

2008-06-19 CPD