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28-03-2012, 20:06   #1
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What is your favorite Irish word?

Mine is Madra (Dog).
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Galánta.
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Galánta.
Means Elegant/Magnificent/Posh.
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Féileacán na hoiche

(moth)

or

Deora De

(Fuschia or literally, tears of God)
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Deoch an bhothar.
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Féileacán na hoiche

(moth)
I really like that!

Also:

smugairle róin (litereally "seal snots") means jellyfish

plubarnaigh is a verb to be used in reference to the sound that porridge makes when it is bubbling. Just love the fact that there is a word for this!!

Francach = French person
francach = rat

I also love showing foreigners that "Lúghbhaidh" was shortened to "Lú" because all of the other letters were silent. Baffles them.
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Suanas.
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boin dé - because there are fadas on the 'o' and the 'i', one after the other, which must be pretty rare in Irish and because it means God's little cow, which would seem quite an ironic way of describing a ladybird - perhaps it's because it has horns (antennae).
and then there's Tadgh an mhargaidh.....
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Suanas.
What does it mean?
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Please also put the meaning As Béarla of your favorite Irish word. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
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