Focal an Lae #336
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: múisiam (MOO-shih-uhm) [muːs′iəm]

Meaning: múisiam = upset, pique, nausea; drowsiness


History: “Múisiam” was borrowed into Modern Irish from English “emotion”. The unstressed initial syllable was dropped, as it was in other borrowed words (cf. America -> Meiriceá). “Emotion” comes, via French, from Vulgar Latin “exmovere” (to excite), from the Indo-European roots *eghs- (out) and *meuə- (to push away).

2008-06-19 CPD