Focal an Lae #254
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: garraí (GAH-ree) [gariː]

Meaning: garraí = garden, plot, yard


History: Middle Irish “garrda” was borrowed from Old Norse “gardhr” (yard), which comes from Indo-European *ghor-dho- (enclosure), from the root *gher- (to grasp, enclose). Cognates in English include “yard”, “garth” and “garden”. Cognates in Irish include “gort” (field) and “gairdín” (garden; borrowed from English).

Scottish Gaelic: gàrradh

2008-06-19 CPD