Focal an Lae #75
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cluas (KLOO-uhs)

Meaning: cluas = ear; handle


History: Old Irish “clúas” comes from Common Celtic *klowstā (compare Welsh “clust”), from the Indo-European root *kleu- (to hear). The Irish verb “clois” (to hear) and its related forms are from the same root. English cognates include “listen” (<- Old English “hlysnan”) and “loud” (<- OE “hlūd”).

Scottish Gaelic: cluas

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