Looking for the translation of "A Family Tradition" for a pint glass I'm designing for the out going Chief of my fire Department. A member of his family at one time or another has served as a Chief since 1877. I thought it would be fitting. The other is "3 Brothers". Thank you to all who answer and have a happy new year.
OCG (18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124)
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 08:00 pm:
OK. For the first one I would give:
Sean nós clainne
There is a word for tradition used in Irish (traidisiún)but I don't like it - it seems to be merely a borrowing from English. "Sean nós" means "an old custom", so the translation is "an old family custom".
For the second:
Triúr deartháir Three Brothers
Aonghus (126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52)
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 04:08 am:
I'd leave out the sean (old)
I suspect tradisiún came from Latin (which is where English got it) and has been in the language for longer than english exists, but....