Focal an Lae #331
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: barúil (BAH-roo-ihl) [baruːl′]

Meaning: barúil = opinion, idea


History: Classical Irish “baramhail” (comparison, opinion) comes from Late Latin “parabola” (comparison), with influence from “samhail” (likeness, simile). The Latin comes from Greek “parabolē (comparison), from the verb “paraballein” (lit., to throw beside), from the Indo-European roots *per (near, at, etc.) and *gwelə- (to throw, reach). An English cognate is “parable”.

Scottish Gaelic: barail

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