Focal an Lae #312
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: flaitheas (FLAH-huhs) [flahəs]

Meaning: flaitheas = rule, sovereignty, kingdom

Usage:

History: Old Irish “flaith” (rule) and Welsh “gwlad” (country) come from Indo-European *wlati-s, from the root *wal- (to be strong). Cognates in English include “wield”, “valiant” and “valid”.

Scottish Gaelic: flaitheas

2008-06-19 CPD