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Irish Vocab Round-up for the “Corned Beef” (mairteoil shaillte) Blogpost Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

 (le Róislín) This blogpost is a follow-up to the recent post on “mairteoil shaillte agus cabáiste,” a typical St. Patrick’s Day dinner (dinnéar tipiciúil Lá Fhéile Pádraig) in America (nasc thíos) Today we’ll look at the words for various food items in the corned beef and cabbage dinner and how they are described.  We’ll pay…

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Cén fáth a dtugtar ‘corned beef’ ar mhairteoil shaillte muna bhfuil ‘corn’ ar bith i gceist? Agus cad a itheann tusa i gcomhair ‘St. Patrick’s Day’? Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

(le Róislín) Ever wonder why “corned beef” is called “corned beef” in English?  And since the English word “corned” is a bit obscure these days, what’s the Irish for “corned”?  Nothing to do with “arbhar” (corn, maize) or “grán” (corn, edible grain). Apparently, there are two possible origins for saying “corned.” 1). The salt (salann)…

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