Focal an Lae #340
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: gúna (GOO-nuh) [guːnə]

Meaning: gúna = dress, gown


History: Classical Irish “gúna” comes from Anglo-Norman “gune”, from Old French “goune”, from Late Latin “gunna” (a fur garment permitted for elderly or ill monks). Byzantine Greek has “gouna” (course garment), but the ultimate origin of the word is murky.

Scottish Gaelic: gùn

2008-06-19 CPD