Focal an Lae #168
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: intinn (IHN-chihn) [in′t′ən′]

Meaning: intinn = mind; intention

Usage:

History: Old Irish “inntinn” derives from Latin “intentio” (attention, effort), from the verb “intendere” (to stretch; aim at; intend) from the Indo-European elements *en- (in) and *ten- (to stretch). The most direct cognate in English is “intention”.

Scottish Gaelic: inntinn

2008-06-19 CPD