Focal an Lae #66
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: doras (DO-ruhs)

Meaning: doras = door


History: Old Irish “dorus” is derived from Primitive Irish *doressuh, from Common Celtic *dwor- (compare Welsh “dôr” and Breton “dor”), which comes from the reconstructed Indo-European *dhwor (door), from the root *dhwer- (doorway; (opening in) enclosure around house). Cognates in English include “door” and “forum” (from Latin, originally the name of the enclosed area around a house).

Scottish Gaelic: doras

2008-06-19 CPD