Focal an Lae #281
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: mála (MAW-luh) [maːlə]

Meaning: mála = bag, sack


History: Classical Irish “mála” comes, via Anglo-Norman, form Old French “male” (bag), which goes back to Germanic *malhō-, from Indo-European *molko- (skin bag). A good English cognates that derives from the same Old French word is “mail”.

Scottish Gaelic: màla

2008-06-19 CPD