Focal an Lae #290
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: buidéal (BWIH-jayl) [bid′eːl]

Meaning: buidéal = bottle

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “buidéal” comes from Anglo-Norman “botel”, from Old French “botele”, from Medieval Latin “butticula”, a diminutive of Latin Latin “buttis” (cask), possibly from the Indo-European root *beu- (to swell). English “bottle” is an obvious cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: botal

2008-06-19 CPD