Focal an Lae #165
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: tarbh (TAH-roo, TAH-ruhv) [taruː, tarəv]

Meaning: tarbh = bull

Usage:

History: Old Irish “tarb”, Welsh “tarw” and Gaulish “tarvos” all come from Indo-European *tauro- (bull). Latin “taurus” gives us the Spanish words “toro”, “toreador” and “torero”.

Scottish Gaelic: tarbh

2008-06-19 CPD