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Marcella Few
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 1999 - 06:30 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Hello,
I know this is going to sound stupid,but my sister and her beloved are getting married in a few months.We are from Irish backgrounds so they thought it would be nice to have a couple of words inscribed in their rings,in Gaelic.These two little words are FAITH and ETERNAL.

The language has since been lost to our current family.So I have been just about everywhere I can think of to find the Gaelic translations,but no luck.

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Marcella

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Aonghus
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 03:37 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

What do you mean by FAITH? Faith in each other?
Then I would suggest "iontaoibh" or "muinín".
Faith in God is "creideamh"

ETERNAL is tricky, I would go for "gan teorainn"
The question is eternal what? If you want to express that they will remain together forever then I would use the phrase "go deo"

It's hard to find adequate translations for two words without much conText

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Máire Ní Ógáin (netcache1.mot.com - 129.188.33.221)
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 05:12 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

"Síoraí" might be better as a translation for "Eternal." It's the one usually used in the conText of eternal life etc.

Are you looking for the two words separately or the phrase, "Eternal Faith?"

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Marcella Few (as2-dial42.wsbr.mi.voyager.net - 209.153.185.99)
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 08:51 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

What would ETERNAL FAITH translate to???
And I suppose Eternal could refer to eternal love.

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Máire Ní Ógáin (netcache1.mot.com - 129.188.33.221)
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 10:49 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I think "Dílseacht" might be a good translation for faith in this conText - faith, loyalty and fidelity are all understood by this word.

Iontaoibh and muinín are faith in the sense of trust, generally mutual.

"Síordhílseacht" would be "Eternal faith."
"Dílis go deo" would be "Faithful forever."
"Síorghrá," "Grá síoraí" and "Grá go deo" all mean Eternal Love. or Love forever.

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Aonghus
Posted on Monday, November 08, 1999 - 03:28 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Ceart agat a Mháire - bhí Sioraí ar bharr mo theangain agam, ach ní raibh mé in ann smaoineamh ar aon fhocal seachas "ewig"!

I like "dilís go deo" for a ring

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Máire Ní Ógáin (netcache1.mot.com - 129.188.33.221)
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 1999 - 06:24 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Einverstanden!

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Seosamh
Posted on Friday, November 12, 1999 - 12:21 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

'Joe go deo!' has even better ring, at least to my ears. Is cuimhin liom an slua sa halla i Jamison á aithris arís agus arís eile. Beidh muid ar ais i Jamison tráthnóna inniu agus an slua ag moladh duine eile sa halla oíche Dé Sathairn. An ghlóir nach maireann, muise. Cé a bhéas ina Rós agus cé a bhéas ina Phríomhamadán? Bígí ag léamh cholúin an Ghliomaigh Ruaidh anseo i suíomh Dhaltaí agus tuigfidh sibh.

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Marcella Few (as1-dial3.wsbr.mi.voyager.net - 209.153.185.12)
Posted on Friday, November 19, 1999 - 10:00 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Thank you all so much for your suggestions.
Now as to wich one my sister picks is still to be seen.
But anyway you have made my job a lot easier.

Thank you again.
Marcella

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