Focal an Lae #200
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: roth (ROH) [roh]

Meaning: roth = wheel

Usage:

History: Old Irish “roth”, Welsh “rhod” and Breton “rod” come from Indo-European *rotos (runner, roller), the suffixed o-grade of the root *ret- (to run, roll). Latin “rota” (wheel) provides English with a numberof cognates, including “rotary” and “roulette”.

Scottish Gaelic: roth

2008-06-19 CPD