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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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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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