Focal an Lae #353
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: dearmad (JA-ruh-muhd) [d′ærəməd]

Meaning: dearmad = forget; forgetting, omission, mistake


History: Old Irish “dermat” is the verbal noun of “do-ruimnethar” (forgets). “Dermat” is a compound of “de+ro+mét”, from Indo-European *de-ro-mnto-, from the roots *de, *per and *men- (to think). The preverbal particles have privitive force, taking away or negating the meaning of the root. Cognates in English include “mental” and “demented”.

Scottish Gaelic: dearmad

2008-06-19 CPD