Focal an Lae #224
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: crua (KROO-uh) [kruːə]

Meaning: crua = hard


History: Old Irish “crúaid” and Gaulish *krodio- (hard) derive from a Common Celtic form similar to the Gaulish, which comes from the Indo-European root *kreuə- (raw flesh). English cognates include “raw”, from Old English “hrēaw”, and “crude”, from Latin “crudus” (bloody, raw, uncooked). An Irish cognate is “cró” (blood, gore).

Scottish Gaelic: cruaidh

2008-06-19 CPD