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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2002 (July-December) » Spelling of "Shannon" « Previous Next »

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Mick (sdn-ap-022njpennp0347.dialsprint.net - 65.178.33.93)
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Can anyone tell me if there is an Irish spelling of the girl's name "Shannon"? I read that it means "wise one".

Le meas.
Mick

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Tomas OCathain (pc-62-31-117-97-ud.blueyonder.co.uk - 62.31.117.97)
Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I know that the river Shannon in Ireland is spelled
An tSionainn in Irish, so possibly it could be "Sionainn"

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Mick (66.153.69.73)
Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Tomas,

Go raibh maith agat, the river's spelling is maith go leor!

Mick

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162)
Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I've heard it means "ancient Goddess".

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Tomas OCathain (pc-62-31-117-97-ud.blueyonder.co.uk - 62.31.117.97)
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Mick,

No problem, glad to be of help and thanks for returning to say thanks :)

Tomas

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