Focal an Lae #350
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: iolar (IH-luhr) [ilər]

Meaning: iolar = eagle

Usage:

History: Middle Irish “ilar” comes from Old Irish “irar”, which, along with Welsh “eryr” and Breton “erer”, comes from the Indo-European root *or- (large bird). Cognates in English include “ornithology” and “erne” (a kind of sea eagle).

Scottish Gaelic: iolaire

2008-06-19 CPD