Focal an Lae #235
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: úr (OOR) [uːr]

Meaning: úr = fresh, new


History: Old Irish “úr” and Welsh “ir” (fresh, green) come from Indo-European *pū-ro-, the suffixed zero grade of the root *peuə- (to purify, cleanse). The loss of IE “p” is regular in Celtic. An English cognate, from Latin, is “pure”.

Scottish Gaelic: ùr

2008-06-19 CPD