Focal an Lae #320
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: spéis (SPAYSH) [sp′eːs′]

Meaning: spéis = interest, liking

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “spéis” comes from Anglo-Norman “peis”, from Vulgar Latin “pesare”, from Latin “pensare” (to weigh, consider), from Latin “pendere” (to hang, weigh), from Indo-European *(s)pen- (to draw, stretch). Spanish “peso” (weight, monetary unit) is a cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: spèis

2008-06-19 CPD