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Some (60+) Irish Words and Phrases for Breeze, Wind, Gust, Squall, and Gale.  Oh, and Zephyr! Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

(le Róislín) Since we recently discussed wind, in general, and hurricanes, I thought it might be interesting to look at more words for wind.  The meteorological sort, that is.  So here’s a fairly comprehensive list, but eventually there will be more.  It’s a really rich vocabulary in Irish Unlike my usual approach, of including plurals…

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Seanfhocail Fhrithráiteacha: An Béal Binn vs. An Roth Díoscánach, and What’s So Bad about Moss Anyway? Posted by on Nov 10, 2009

We recently looked at the proverb “Is binn béal ina thost” (It’s sweet, a mouth in its silence).  As hinted at last time, there is also a proverb expressing the opposite sentiment, that is, the advantages of being a squeaky wheel, “Faigheann an roth díoscánach an ola.”   So that starts us off with a breakdown…

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