Focal an Lae #197
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: slí (SHLEE) [s′l′iː]

Meaning: slí = path, way; manner; journey


History: Old Irish “slige” (cutting, clearing, path) is the verbal noun of “sligid” (cuts, fells, clears), which *may* come, through semantic shift, from the Indo-European root *slei- (slimy), which gives rise to the English verbs “slip” and (from Yiddish) “schlep”.

Scottish Gaelic: slighe

2008-06-19 CPD