Focal an Lae #328
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cnaipe (KNA-puh, KRA-puh) [knap′ə, krap′ə]

Meaning: cnaipe = button

Usage:

History: Middle Irish “cnap” comes from Old Norse “knappr” (button, knob), from Germanic *kn-a-pp-, from the Indo-European root *gen- (to compress into a ball). English cognates include “knob” and “knoll”.

Scottish Gaelic: cnap (knob, lump, hillock)

2008-06-19 CPD