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Dirk Griffin (12.110.112.57)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Could someone assist with a simple, one-word translation? I am looking for the Gaelic word, and pronunciation, of the word for the color "red". One website I had found leads me to believe that it is "rua", but I am not sure, and I could find no pronunciation information. Thanks to anyone who can assist!

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Al Evans (tbtm.org - 208.188.101.145)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

"Rua" (pron. more or less "RUE-uh") is more reddish-brown, like rust or a fox.

"Dearg" (pron. more or less "DARE-ug") is redder, like fire.

--Al Evans

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Dirk Griffin (12.110.112.57)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thanks SO much, Al! I appreciate it!

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alec1 (m154-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.100.154)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

But please don't ask for the Irish/Gaelic translation of a black man/person Ok


alec

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alec1 (m154-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.100.154)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

oops once more -just in case that was taken in the wrong meaning.. it was just to relate the very strange translation

Fear Gorm = Black man

Does any one know how that arose?


alec

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sam (cache-loh-ae04.proxy.aol.com - 195.93.49.10)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

a chairde,
Isn't it ...Fear dubh = black man...
Anyone know what 'honkey' in gaeilge is?

only messing folks!

le meas Sam

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Ó Dúill (p242.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.180.242)
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 04:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

An Fear Dubh can be used to mean The Devil. Black being a word with negative dark conotations.
Other words for the devil/adversary include "Diabhal" and "Áibhirseoir".
But as to why blue was choosen, Beats me! lol
Perhaps being that it was the closest thing.
Ceapaim go bhfuil an t-eolas ag Dia amháin!! lol
nó, aon smaointe ag éinne?
Is mise,
le meas,
Colm.

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alec1 (m17-mp1.cvx1-b.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.104.17)
Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 02:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I came across this on another site from 1997

''
Is cosuil go raibh an chiall "swarthy" ag baint le "gorm" chomh fada siar le re na Mean-Ghaeilge ar a laghad. Luaitear "creach na nGall ngorm" imBuile Shuibhne.

Gan aon trácht a dhéanamh ar an fhocal seanSualainnise "blaaman" =
"gormfhear", is é sin, Gormach.
''


alec

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Stiobhard (pool-151-198-112-174.mad.east.verizon.net - 151.198.112.174)
Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I thought "Dearg" is more the colour. Rua ia more red as in red hair.

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Ó Dúill (p437.as1.qkr.cork1.eircom.net - 159.134.181.181)
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sin é an fhírinne a Stiobaird,
Colm.

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jadonmccrady (12.166.1.4)
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Could anyone help me out with a translation, with pronunciation? I am looking for the word "truth".

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