Focal an Lae #183
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: meil (MEHL) [m′el′]

Meaning: meil = grind, crush; waste

Usage:

History: Old Irish “meilid” (grinds, consumes), Welsh “malu” and Breton “mala” all derive from the Indo-European root *mel- (to grind, crush). English cognates include “mill”, “meal” and “maul”.

Scottish Gaelic: meil

2008-06-19 CPD