Focal an Lae #176
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: clú (KLOO) [kluː]

Meaning: clú = reputation, fame, honour


History: Old Irish “clú” comes from the Indo-European root *kleu- (to hear), fame being what other people hear about one. Cognates in Irish include “cluas” (= ear, Focal #75) and “cluin” (= hear, Focal #130). An English cognate is “loud”, from Old English “hlūd”.

Scottish Gaelic: cliù

2008-06-19 CPD