Focal an Lae #343
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: pór (POHR) [poːr]

Meaning: pór = seed, breed, race; newly sprouted seed or grass


History: “Pór” first surfaces in Irish during the classical period(1200-1700). It comes from a Brittonic source, possibly from Pictish *por (pasture). Welsh “pawr” and Breton “peuri”, both meaning “pasture” come from *pā-ro-, from the Indo-European root *pā- (to feed). Cognates in English include “food” and “fodder”, and from Latin, “pastor” and “pabulum”.

Scottish Gaelic: pòr

2008-06-19 CPD