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A Glossary for the Irish in ‘Neacha Neamhshaolta’ (Tríshúileach / Three-eyed, or Otherwise), Part / Cuid 2 Posted by on Feb 26, 2017

(le Róislín) Continuing with our “neacha neamhshaolta” vocabulary, here are some more words from the recent blogposts (naisc thíos), together with some synonyms: aintéine: antenna, pl: aintéiní, for animals, but for radio or television reception, there is a different word, “aeróg” (more like “aerial”).  Both aintéiní and aeróga can be “inghiorraithe” (retractable). lonrach: luminescent, also…

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Men and Christmas, specifically, ‘Fir Shneachta’ and ‘Fir Shinséir’ Posted by on Dec 13, 2015

(le Róislín) OK, so this isn’t really going to be a Men-Are-from-Mars-Women-Are-from-Venus-y exposé of the relationship between men and women around Christmastime.  So we won’t be dealing with “man caves” (*fearuaimheanna, is dócha) or oidhreacht an uaimhigh i sochaí an lae inniu. Instead, we’ll simply look at the Irish words for “snowmen” and “gingerbread men,”…

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