Focal an Lae #201
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ciall (KEE-uhl) [k′iːəl]

Meaning: ciall = sense; sanity; meaning

Usage:

History: Old Irish “cíall”, Welsh “pwyll” (steadiness, discretion) and Breton “poell” (reason, good sense) come from Common Celtic *kwēllā, from earlier *kweis-lā, based on *kweis- (to see), from Indo-European *kwei- (to observe, pay attention to, honour, pay tribute to).

Scottish Gaelic: ciall

2008-06-19 CPD