Focal an Lae #315
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: cúpla (KOOP-luh) [kuːplə]

Meaning: cúpla = couple, a few, twins


History: Classical Irish “cúpla” comes from Anglo-Norman “cuple”, from Latin “copula” (bond, link, pair), from Indo-European *ko(m)-ap-, a compound of *kom- (with) and *ap- (to take, reach). English “couple” is an exact cognate.

Scottish Gaelic: cupall

Manx Gaelic: cubbley

2008-06-19 CPD