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Sos Pónairí Glóthaí Posted by on Apr 18, 2011

(le Róislín} Cad faoi shos beag ó na díochlaontaí? …  Ní chloisim aon ghearán! So let’s take a little break (sos beag) from declensions (díochlaontaí) and talk about a timely topic, one of our favorite types of candaí Cásca.  I actually have been checking the Internet for uses of the term “pónairí glóthaí” for years…

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Irish Terms for Easter: Téarmaí don Cháisc Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

(le Róislín) Yes, it’s been over a year now since this blog was started.  Luisa was kind enough to send birthday greetings to the blog a little while ago.  Tá an blag beagán níos mó ná bliain d’aois anois.  (The blog is a little over a year old now).  Go raibh maith agat, a Luisa!…

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Logainmneacha Ceilteacha agus Náisiúntachtaí a Dó: Celtic Place Names and Nationalities – Ireland and the Irish Posted by on Apr 24, 2009

  We recently discussed the place name “Albain” (Scotland) and now will turn to ”Éire” (Ireland)..  Here are some examples of the nationality, the place name, and related phrases:        Éireannach, an Irishman or person.  This can be made feminine, “Éireannach mná,” but, the same as my experience with “Albanach mná,” most people…

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An Cháisc (Easter) is a Cognate of … Pascha and Pesach Posted by on Apr 12, 2009

(le Róislín) It may seem straightforward enough that Pascha (Latin for Easter) and Pesach (Passover) are linguistically related to each other.  Several of the other Celtic words for Easter are also clearly connected, Y Pasg (Welsh), Pask (Cornish, Breton), as are the English adjective, Paschal, and the Romance words, Pâques, Pascua, and Pasqua.  Their connection…

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