Focal an Lae #220
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cuimhne (KWIHV-nuh) [kiv′n′ə]

Meaning: cuimhne = memory


History: Old Irish “cuimne” comes from Primitive Irish *kom-men-iā, from the Indo-European roots *kom (beside, with) and *men- (to think). Germanic *ga-mundi- contains the same two roots, becoming in Old English “gemynd” (memory, mind) and finally reduced to “mind” in Modern English.

Scottish Gaelic: cuimhne

2008-06-19 CPD