Focal an Lae #42
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: tine (CHIH-nuh)

Meaning: tine = fire


History: Old Irish “teine” comes from Insular Celtic *ten-es (compare Welsh “ta+n”), from *tep-n-, expanded from the Indo-European root *tep- (to be hot). Other Irish words that are derived from this root are “te” (hot) and “teas” (heat). An English cognate of Latin origin is “tepid”.

Scottish Gaelic: teine

2008-06-19 CPD