Focal an Lae #146
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: céanna (KAYN-uh) [k′eːnə]

Meaning: céanna = same


History: Old Irish “cétnae” meant “first” when preceding the noun and “same” when following the noun. It comes from the same Common Celtic root as OIr “cét-”, ModIr “céad” (first), but with an added suffix: *kintu-nyo-. See Focal #145 for the background of *kintu-.

Scottish Gaelic: ceudna

2008-06-19 CPD