Focal an Lae #167
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: trom (TROHM) [trom]

Meaning: trom = heavy

Usage:

History: Old Irish “tromm” and Welsh “trwm” come from Indo-European *trudsmo- (pressing, heavy), from the root *treud- (to press, squeeze). English “threat” and “thrust” come from the same root, as do “extrude”, “intrude”, etc., from Latin “trudere” (to thrust, push).

Scottish Gaelic: trom

2008-06-19 CPD