Focal an Lae #228
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fill (FEEL) [f′iːl′]

Meaning: fill = turn back, return, fold

Usage:

History: Old Irish “fillid” (bends, turns, returns) comes from the Indo-European root *wel- (to turn, roll). Cognates in English include “revolve”, “involve”, etc. from Latin “volvere” (to roll, turn), and “welter” and “waltz” from Germanic.

Scottish Gaelic: fill

2008-06-19 CPD