Focal an Lae #311
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: féile (FAY-luh) [f′eːl′ə]

Meaning: féile = festival, feast day

Usage:

History: Old Irish “féil” and Welsh “gŵyl” were both borrowed from Latin “vigilia” (wakefulness, watch) from “vigil” (awake), from the Indo-European root *weg- (to be strong, lively). Cognates in English include “wake” and “vigil”.

Scottish Gaelic: fèill

2008-06-19 CPD