Focal an Lae #39
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fios (FISS)

Meaning: fios = knowledge, information


History: Old Irish “fiuss” derives from Archaic Irish *wissuh (5-6th cent. AD), from Common Celtic *wissos, going back to Indo-European *wid-tu-s, the suffixed zero-grade of the root *weid- (to see). English cognates are “wit” and “wisdom”, and a well-known Sanskrit cognate is “Veda”.

Scottish Gaelic: fios

2008-06-19 CPD