Focal an Lae #351
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: faoi (FWEE) [fiː]

Meaning: faoi = under, about

Usage:

History: Old Irish “fo” and Welsh “g(w)o” come from Common Celtic *wo, from Indo-European *(s)upo (under, up from under). Cognates in English include “sub(-zero, -standard, -marine, etc.).

Scottish Gaelic: fo

2008-06-19 CPD