Focal an Lae #301
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: sampla (SAHM-pluh) [samplə]

Meaning: sampla = sample, example


History: Classical Irish “sómpla” comes from Anglo-Norman “(es)saumple”, from Latin “exemplum”, from the verb “eximere” (to take out), from “ex-” and “emere” (to take), the latter from Indo-European *em- (to take, distribute). English “sample” and “example” are easy cognates.

Scottish Gaelic: sampall, ball-sampaill, eisimpleir

Manx Gaelic: sambyl

2008-06-19 CPD