Focal an Lae #325
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: damáiste (DAH-mawsh-chuh) [damaːs′t′ə]

Meaning: damáiste = damage

Usage:

History: Classical Irish “damáiste” comes from Anglo-Norman “damage”, from Latin “damnum” (loss, harm, penalty), from the verb “damnare” (to condemn, inflict loss upon), from Indo-European *dep-no-, from the root *dap- (to apportion in exchange).

2008-06-19 CPD