Focal an Lae #98
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: tanaí (TAH-nee) [taniː]

Meaning: tanaí = thin; shallow


History: Old Irish “tanae”, Breton “tano” and Welsh “tenau” come from Common Celtic *tanawio-, from Indo-European *ten-u- (stretched, thin), the suffixed full grade of the root *ten- (to stretch). English “tenuous”, from Latin “tenuis” (thin), is a good cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: tana

2008-06-19 CPD