Focal an Lae #193
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: snámh (SNAWV) [snaːv]

Meaning: snámh = swim, swimming (and by extension: crawl, glide)

Usage:

History: Old Irish “snám” and Welsh “nawf” both come from the Indo-European root * snā- (to swim). The learned English cognate “natation” comes from Latin “natare” (to swim).

Scottish Gaelic: snàmh

2008-06-19 CPD