Focal an Lae #207
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: scoil (SKWEHL) [skel′]

Meaning: scoil = school


History: Old Irish “scol” was borrowed from Latin “schola”, which itself was borrowed from Greek “skholē” (holding back -> rest, leisure -> use of leisure in discussion -> school), which comes from Indo-European *segh- (to hold). Obvious English cognates are “school” and “scholar”.

Scottish Gaelic: sgoil

2008-06-19 CPD