Focal an Lae #31
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: maidin (MAH-jin)

Meaning: maidin = morning


History: Old Irish “matan” was adapted from Latin “vigiliae matutinae”, the early morning vigils; in English: “matins”. The adjective “matutinus” comes from “Matuta”, the Roman goddess of dawn, which derives from *ma-tu-to-, a suffixed form of the Indo-European root *ma- (good).

Scottish Gaelic: madainn (MAH-teen)

2008-06-19 CPD