Focal an Lae #332
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: inis (IH-nish) [in′əs′]

Meaning: inis = isle, island

Usage:

History: Old Irish “inis”, Welsh “ynys” and Breton “enezenn” come from Commmon Celtic *eni-ssī-, from Indo-European *eni-stī- (lit., in-standing, i.e., standing in the water), from the roots *en (in) and *stā- (to stand).

Scottish Gaelic: innis

2008-06-19 CPD