Focal an Lae #294
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: feamainn (FA-mwihn) [f′æmən′]

Meaning: feamainn = seaweed

Usage:

History: Old Irish “femmain” and Welsh “gwymon” come from Indo-European *wimb-, the nasalized zero-grade of the root *weip- (to turn, vacillate, tremble). English words derived from that root include “wipe”, “whip” and “vibrate”.

Scottish Gaelic: feamainn

2008-06-19 CPD