Focal an Lae #76
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: tóin (TOH-ihn)

Meaning: tóin = backside, bottom, rump


History: Old Irish “tón” comes from Common Celtic *tūknā(?) (compare Welsh “tin” (rump, rectum)), which derives from Indo-European *teuk-, an extended form of the root *teu- (to swell, be fat). English words derived from this root include “thigh”, “thumb” and “tuber”.

Scottish Gaelic: tòn

2008-06-19 CPD