Focal an Lae #329
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: leabhar (LYOWR, OW as in cow) [l′aur]

Meaning: leabhar = book

Usage:

History: Old Irish “lebor” was borrowed from Latin “liber” (tree bark, book), possibly from the Indo-European root *leup- (to peel off). A cognate in English, from Latin, is “library”.

Scottish Gaelic: leabhar

2008-06-19 CPD