Focal an Lae #237
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: fiú (FYOO) [f′uː]

Meaning: fiú = worth; even


History: Old Irish “fíu” (worthy, fitting; worth) and Welsh “gwiw” (fit) come from the Indo-European root *wēsu- (good). Another Irish word from the same root is “feabhas” (excellence, improvement). There do not appear to be any English cognates.

Scottish Gaelic: fiù

2008-06-19 CPD