Focal an Lae #21
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: eile (EH-luh)

Meaning: eile = other


History: Old Irish “aile” comes from Common Celtic *alyos, which is from Indo-European *alyo- (other, out of a group of more than two; as opposed to *altero-, the other one of two), which is an extended form of the root *al- (beyond). Cognates found in English are “else”, “alias” and “alien”.

Scottish Gaelic: eile (AY-luh)

2008-06-19 CPD