Focal an Lae #54
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: scríobh (SHKREEV)

Meaning: scríobh = write; (hand)writing


History: Old Irish “scríbaid” (writes) was borrowed from Latin “scribo” (scratch, incise, write), which comes from Indo-European *skríbh (to cut, separate), an extension of the root *sker- (to cut). Another Irish word from the same root is “scar” (separate). Cognates in English include “scribe”, “script” and “scribble”.

Scottish Gaelic: sgrìobh

2008-06-19 CPD