Focal an Lae #293
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: seomra (SHOHM-ruh) [s′oːmrə]

Meaning: seomra = room

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “seómra” comes from Anglo-Norman “chaum(b)re”, from Old French “chambre”, from Late Latin “camera” (chamber) from Latin “camera” (vault), from Greek “kamara” (vault), from Indo-European *kamer- (to bend; vault). English cognates include “chamber” and “camera”.

Scottish Gaelic: seòmar

2008-06-19 CPD