Focal an Lae #218
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fiar (FEE-uhr) [f′iːər]

Meaning: fiar = bias, bend, slant; to slant, tilt; tilted, perverse


History: Old Irish “fíar”, Welsh “gwyro” (to deviate, incline) and Breton “gwar” (curved) come from Indo-European *weiro-, a suffixed form of the root *wei- (to turn, twist). Cognates in English include “wire” and probably “veer”.

Scottish Gaelic: fiar

2008-06-19 CPD