Focal an Lae #316
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: seilbh (SHEH-lihv) [s′el′əv′]

Meaning: seilbh = possession, occupancy

Usage:

History: Old Irish “selb” and Welsh “helw” (protection) come from Indo-European *sel-wo-, from the root *sel- (to take, grasp). English “sell”, from the Germanic causative *saljan (to cause to take, deliver), is a cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: sealbh

2008-06-19 CPD