Focal an Lae #78
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: talamh (TAH-luhv, TAH-loo)

Meaning: talamh = earth, ground, land


History: Old Irish “talam” comes from Common Celtic *telamū, from Indo-European *teləmōn (bearer, supporter), from the root *telə- (to lift, support). Cognates in English include “tolerate” (from Latin “tolerare”, to bear) and “telamon”, an architectural term for a figure of a man used as a supporting pillar, from the Greek word meaning “bearer”.

Scottish Gaelic: talamh

2008-06-19 CPD