Focal an Lae #283
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: ubh (UV) [uv]

Meaning: ubh = egg

Usage:

History: Old Irish “ug”, Welsh “wy” and Breton “vi” come, via phonetic changes that are murky, from Indo-European *ōwyo- (egg), which probably derives from *awi- (bird). Cognates in English include “egg” from Germanic and “ovary” from Latin “ovum” (egg).

Scottish Gaelic: ugh

2008-06-19 CPD