Focal an Lae #298
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fadhb (FYB, Y as in “by”) [faib]

Meaning: fadhb = knot (in wood), lump, problem

Usage:

History: Old Irish “odb” and Welsh “oddf” (knob, bulb) probably come from Indo-European *ost-bho-, from the root *ost- (bone). Cognates in English include “ossify” and the prefix “osteo-”.

Scottish Gaelic: faob

2008-06-19 CPD