Focal an Lae #275
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cuma (KU-muh) [kumə]

Meaning: cuma = equal, the same


History: Old Irish “cummae” comes from Indo-European *kom-smiyo-, composed of the root elements *kom (beside, with, by) and *sem- (one, as one). The first element is found in English borrowings from Latin such as “combine” and “compose” and the second element is cognate with English “same”.

Scottish Gaelic: coma

2008-06-19 CPD