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The "What is this English word/phrase in Irish" thread

  • 15-09-2013 2:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    What is the Irish name for Lisgoold? And the meaning?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 938 ✭✭✭ An gal gréine


    Lios Cúil.
    Lios is a fort or that enclosed space around a dwelling unit.
    It can also mean a fairy-fort.
    'Lios' sites had a lower status than ráth or dún sites.
    Cúil means corner or nook.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Lios Cúil.
    Lios is a fort or that enclosed space around a dwelling unit.
    It can also mean a fairy-fort.
    'Lios' sites had a lower status than ráth or dún sites.
    Cúil means corner or nook.

    Cheers An gal gréine. I appreciate your help.

    More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_civil_parishes_of_County_Cork

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi.

    Today I heard someone say on the radio, a word in Irish that means something like 'to lose your mind or out of your mind'. I think it started with an o but I don't recall anymore. Does anyone know the Irish word?

    Thanks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 938 ✭✭✭ An gal gréine


    One word?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    One word?

    Hello again An gal gréine. Yes, I think it was one word.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 938 ✭✭✭ An gal gréine


    As do mheabhair would be the most common way to say it. If I think of a single word I'll get back to you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    As do mheabhair would be the most common way to say it. If I think of a single word I'll get back to you.

    Cheers. :)

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 18 ✭✭✭ Snag Darach


    Apart from as do mheabhair, the only other way I can think of is - As do chiall.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Apart from as do mheabhair, the only other way I can think of is - As do chiall.

    Hi Snag Darach.

    That maybe the word I heard. The radio guy said it like it was one word.

    I also just found this thanks to you: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%C3%A0s_a_chiall

    Cheers.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi guys.

    In this recent video by Cork City FC, a guy at the end (around 1:43) says "Your City, Your Club" in Irish. What is the exact phrase and spelling?

    "Your City, Your Club" by RebelArmyTV:


    Thanks.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    "Do chathair, do chlub."


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    An File wrote: »
    "Do chathair, do chlub."

    Cheers An File, I appreciate it. :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi guys.

    What are the Irish words for these?
    • grand niece | great niece


    • grand nephew | great nephew

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    Grand niece | great niece : garneacht http://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/garneacht
    Grand nephew | great nephew: garnia http://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/garnia


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 699 Rorok


    Www.tearma.ie is a great site for translating in irish, it does have some phrases but not all


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    Rorok wrote: »
    Www.tearma.ie is a great site for translating in irish, it does have some phrases but not all

    www.tearma.ie
    www.potafocal.com
    www.teanglann.ie

    I'd be lost without these.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Cheers guys.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    What is 'tasks' in Irish? I know that task = tasc but what's the plural version. Thanks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 938 ✭✭✭ An gal gréine


    Tascanna.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Tascanna.

    Nice one An gal gréine.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi guys. What's the Irish word for 'straight faced'?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,581 ✭✭✭✭ An tUasal C


    Worztron wrote: »
    Hi guys. What's the Irish word for 'straight faced'?

    Réchúiseach.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Rúiseach.

    Hi An tUasal C.

    So it's the same as 'easy going' & 'unconcerned' which too are rúiseach.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,581 ✭✭✭✭ An tUasal C


    Worztron wrote: »
    Hi An tUasal C.

    So it's the same as 'easy going' & 'unconcerned' which too are rúiseach.

    No, rúiseach means Russian.

    Réchúiseach means unconcerned also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Worztron wrote: »
    Hi An tUasal C.

    So it's the same as 'easy going' & 'unconcerned' which too are rúiseach.

    So the Irish for 'easy going' would be?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    No, rúiseach means Russian.

    Rúiseach means unconcerned also.

    In post #24, I mentioned the same word as you in post #23 - Irish words are not appearing correctly for me for some odd reason (explained here: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=106341905#post106341905 and https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=106051014#post106051014).

    BTW, thanks for pointing out the Irish word for Russian - that's new to me. :-)

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,581 ✭✭✭✭ An tUasal C


    Worztron wrote: »
    So the Irish for 'easy going' would be?

    The same word. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    The same word. :)

    You mean the same as for 'unconcerned'?

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,581 ✭✭✭✭ An tUasal C


    Worztron wrote: »
    You mean the same as for 'unconcerned'?

    Once of them, neamhimníoch would mean unconcerned too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Once of them, neamhimnh would mean unconcerned too.

    Ah yes, the same as 'unworried'.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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