Focal an Lae #195
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: stair (STAR, A as in cat) [stær′]

Meaning: stair = history; tale


History: Old Irish “stair” comes from Latin “historia”, which comes from Greek “historein” (to inquire), from “histōr” (learned man), which derives from Indo-European *wid-tor (seer) from the root *weid- (to see).

Scottish Gaelic: “Stair” has fallen out of use and been replaced by “eachdraidh”, from Old Irish “echtra” (adventure).

2008-06-19 CPD