Focal an Lae #97
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: úll (OOL) [uːl]

Meaning: úll = apple


History: Old Irish “uball”, Welsh “afal”, Breton “aval” and Gaulish “aballo-” all descend from Indo-European *ebōl (apple). Incidentally, this is the only fruit whose name has been traced back all the way to Indo-European. English “apple” is cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: ubhal

2008-06-19 CPD