Focal an Lae #289
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: síor (SHEE-uhr) [s′iːr]

Meaning: síor = eternal, perpetual, ever-


History: Old Irish “sír” (long, lasting, constant) and Welsh “hir” (long) come from Common Celtic *sīro-, from Indo-European *sē-ro-, a suffixed form of the root *sē- (long, late). English uses the French word “soiree”, which comes from Latin “serus” (late), from the same IE source.

Scottish Gaelic: sìor

2008-06-19 CPD