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A Glossary for the Irish in ‘Neacha Neamhshaolta’ (Tríshúileach / Three-eyed, or Otherwise), Cuid / Part 1 Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

(le Róislín) The last few blogs may have introduced some new vocabulary, so let’s take a closer look at some of the words and phrases, starting with: A..  “neach” (creature, being, person, spirit). Note that all these definitions match up with other Irish words as well, often more primary: 1.. creature: créatúr (implying “poor creature”…

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Saol an Mhadaidh Bháin — The (Good) Life of the White Dog Posted by on May 8, 2012

(le Róislín) Last blog we looked at the expression “ar muin (ar dhroim) na muice” (being “on the pig’s back,” i.e. well off).   The blog before that also referred to several other examples of figurative speech, including “madraí  bána.”  As with the ‘dromanna muc” (or “muiní muc”), that general reference to “madraí bána” was in…

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