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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2001 (July-December) » Meaning of irish word "Bastuin" (spelling ?) « Previous Next »

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Noel Connaghan (pc-26-255.mountaincable.net - 24.215.26.255)
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2001 - 12:28 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia dúit, my irish teacher in high school back in Dublin very often when his pupils would make a mistake would splutter back to them with the word "BASTÚIN" ( the spelling??).The word always sounded like a curse(swear word) I never did find out what it meant, can someone explain what it means so I can stop laughing every time I hear or spell it. Slan go bfóill

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Dennis (c792392-a.sttln1.wa.home.com - 24.19.205.18)
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2001 - 01:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

bastún = ceann máilléid = blockhead
plural: na bastúin
vocative: A bhastúin! = You blockhead!

Not to be confused with Bostún!

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