Focal an Lae #313
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: labhair (LOW-ihr, OW as in 'cow') [laur′]

Meaning: labhair = speak


History: Old Irish “labraither” (speaks), Welsh “llafar” (speech) and “llefaru” (speak), and Breton “lavared” (say) appear to come from the Indo-European root *plab- (to flap), with the usual loss of IE “p” inCommon Celtic. English “flap” is a cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: labhair

2008-06-19 CPD