Focal an Lae #175
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cnó (KNOH, KROH) [knoː, kroː]

Meaning: cnó = nut


History: Old Irish “cnú”, Welsh “cneuen, cnau” and Breton “kraoñ” all come from Indo-European *knu- (nut), from the hypothetical base *ken- (to compress, make small and hard). English “nut” (from Old English “hnutu”)is an exact cognate, as are German “Nuss” and French “noix”.

Scottish Gaelic: cnò

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