Focal an Lae #35
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: uair (OO-ihr)

Meaning: uair = hour, time, occasion


History: Old Irish “úar” is borrowed from Latin “hora” (hour), which itself was borrowed from Greek “hora” (season), which derives from the suffixed o-grade *yōr-ā of the Indo-European root *yēr (year, season). English cognates span the temporal gamut: “hour” and “year”!

Scottish Gaelic: uair (OO-ir)

2008-06-19 CPD