I am needing some help in trying to track down an Irish word and was wondering if you might be of assistance. The word I am looking for means, "Freedom" But the meaning is much deeper than "freedom of the press, etc.." It means, freedom from bondage, been set free, etc." I have heard that in the south of Ireland, this word could possibly be used in a church service? Almost like a cry of thankfulness... I hope this helps and would greatly appreciate a reply.
PS. The reason I am inquiring is that in the very near future I am getting a border collie and I was attempting to think of some great Irish names... Could you throw in your vote for a name??? I need all the help I can get! Honestly, I lived in Ireland a few years back and I absolutely fell in love with the land and the people. Take care! Cheers.
The word you are looking for is probably 'saoirse'. It's pronounced 'SEER-shuh'.
There's a vocative case in Irish for direct address: 'A Shaoirse!' you would say to the dog (uh HEER-shuh). But I would keep it simple and call her/him Saoirse.
Do NOT let AOL know you are doing this, especially if you have an account with them! :-)The word has strange significance for them and brings out their most sinister nature. (See other postings on this topic.) Dia idir sinn agus AOL.