Focal an Lae #341
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: méid (MAYJ) [m′eːd′]

Meaning: méid = magnitude, quantity, size


History: Old Irish “méit” (greatness, magnitude), Welsh “maint” (quantity, size) and Breton “ment” (size) come from Common Celtic *mantī (bigness), from the Indo-European root *mē- (big). English cognates include “more” and “most”. Irish “mór” (big) comes from the same IE root.

Scottish Gaelic: meud

2008-06-19 CPD