Focal an Lae #211
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: líon (LEE-uhn) [l′iːn]

Meaning: líon = net, web; flax, linen

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lìn” (net; linen), Welsh “lliain” (cloth, towel) and Breton “lien” (cloth) all come from Indo-European *līno- (flax). Cognates in English include “linen” and “line”, from Latin “linum” (flax; linen; line; net).

Scottish Gaelic: lìon

2008-06-19 CPD