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An bhfuil do ghlas crochta crochta agat fós? Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

 (le Róislín) No, that’s not an overlooked duplication of words.  “Glas crochta” is a padlock (hmm, guess why that topic came up in today’s blog!) and “crochta” means “hung” or “hanging,” from the verb “croch” (hang). First let’s discuss the word “glas,” since it’s a triple homonym in Irish.  One “glas” means “green.”   A second…

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Feabhra: Mí an Chroí i Meiriceá agus sa Bhreatain (February: Heart Month) Posted by on Feb 2, 2012

(le Róislín) Nach deas an neas-suíomh é: Feabhra mar “Mhí an Chroí” (i Meiriceá agus sa Bhreatain) agus Feabhra mar mhí do leannáin (lovers) go ginearálta, mar gheall ar Lá Vailintín.  I’ve actually been poking around online trying to find out what year February as American Heart Month started, but gan éifeacht (to no avail…

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Níos Mó Téarmaí Vailintín Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

(le Róislín) Here’s a final round-up of some terms pertaining to love, ranging from the requited to the unrequited (grá leatromach): cion, love, affection Tá cion agam ar Shinéad, I’m fond of Sinéad This word also shows up sa tuiseal ginideach (“ceana“) in various phrases, like: ainm ceana, a pet name, a fond name Seán an cheana…

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