Focal an Lae #171
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: lár (LAWR) [laːr]

Meaning: lár = ground, floor

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lár”, Welsh “llawr”, Breton “leur” and English “floor” all come from Indo-European *plā-ru-, from the root *pelə- (flat;to spread). IE “p” regularly disappears entirely in early Celtic, and becomes “f” in Germanic.

Scottish Gaelic: làr

2008-06-19 CPD