Focal an Lae #346
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: garbh (GAH-ruhv) [garəv]

Meaning: garbh = rough, wild, harsh

Usage:

History: Old Irish “garb”, Welsh “garw” and Breton “garo” come from Common Celtic *garvo-, from the Indo-European root *ghers- (to bristle). Cognates in English include “gorse”, “hirsute” and “horror”.

Scottish Gaelic: garbh

2008-06-19 CPD