Focal an Lae #71
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: scéal (SHKAY-uhl)

Meaning: scéal = story; news


History: Old Irish “scél” comes from Common Celtic *skwetlom (compare Welsh “chwedl”), from Indo-European *skwe-tlom, which can be analyzed as the root *sekw- (to say) plus *-tlom, a suffix conveying the sense of means or instrument. English cognates include “say” and “saga”.

Scottish Gaelic: sgeul

2008-06-19 CPD