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Deatach Dubh, Deatach Bán … agus Pápa! Posted by on Mar 10, 2013

(le Róislín) The selection of a new pope gives us an interesting opportunity to look at some Irish vocabulary, in particular, the words for “smoke,” the colors “black” (dubh) and “white” (bán), and, for good measure, “gray” (liath), and “conclave.”    And of course, the word for “pope,” which is “pápa.” Let’s start with “deatach dubh”…

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