Focal an Lae #83
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: mí (MEE) [m′iː]

Meaning: mí = month


History: Old Irish “mí”, Welsh “mis” and Breton “miz” all come from Common Celtic *mīns, which comes from Indo-European *mēns (moon, month), which derives from the root *mē- (to measure), the cycle of the moon being a basic measure of time. English cognates include “moon”, “month” and “menstruate”.

Scottish Gaelic: mìos

2008-06-19 CPD