Focal an Lae #96
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: snaidhm (SNYM, Y as in “dry”) [snaim′]

Meaning: snaidhm = knot; to knot, bind


History: Old Irish “naidm” (bond) comes from the Indo-European root *ned- (to tie, bind). Cognates in English include “net” and “node”, from Latin “nodus” (knot). Another Irish word that originates from the same IE root is “nasc” (tie, tether).

Scottish Gaelic: snaidhm

2008-06-19 CPD