Focal an Lae #82
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: dán (DAWN) [daːn]

Meaning: dán = poem; art, craft; fate, destiny


History: Old Irish “dán” (gift, talent, craft) and Welsh “dawn” (talent, gift) share the core meaning of “something given” found in the Indo-European word *dōn-, from the root *dō- (to give). A good English cognate is “donation”, from Latin “donum” (gift).

Scottish Gaelic: dàn

2008-06-19 CPD