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Celtoid (205.188.209.10 - 205.188.209.10)
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anybody know where I can get an unabridged Irish dictionary? I just completed "Learning Irish" and am starting on the suggested reading listed in the back of the book. I've encountered several words on the first page of "An Braon Broghach" that I can't find in my small Irish dictionaries, and I don't want to have to keep coming back here for help.

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us51066964 (24.61.121.101 - 24.61.121.101)
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 12:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

There are two dictionaries.
1. Patrick Dinneen's "Gaedhilge agus Béarla". It is printed in old Irish version which has strokes and asperations. An excellent source for old Irish. I have never seen an English/Irish version.

2. "Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla" by Ó Dónaill. Published by An Gúm. An Roinn Oideachais. A good source for modern Irish.
There is an English/Irish version also available from An Gúm
The Dept. of Education on Malborough St, Dublin may be able to help locate where you can get copies. A good book store on Nasseau St, Dublin would be more helpful.
Seamus Ó Ceallaigh

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us51066964 (24.61.121.101 - 24.61.121.101)
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Found a source for the two latter dictionaries.
Polymath Book Store, Courthouse Lane, Tralee, Co Kerry. Ph 066 25035 When phoning Ireland
011 353 66 25035
If you need further information on these sources, just ask.

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jane (65.129.52.107 - 65.129.52.107)
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Just a humble thought from one who is very much a novice: I have found two handy free online dictionaries that you might find to be useful quick references when online:
Irish-English: http://www.funet.fi/tildemagi/opinnot/gaelic/irish-dic.html
English-Irish:
http://www.crannog.ie/focloir.htm
(Where I have typed the word 'tilde', by the way, the correct address needs instead its curvilenear symbol).

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 04:16 am:   Edit Post Print Post

An Braon Broghach is by Mairtín Ó Cadhain, who often has experienced and fluent speakers reaching for their dictionaries, and sometimes failing to find the words they're looking for!

You can get books in Irish online at
www.cuplafocal.ie
or
www.litriocht.com

There are two copies of Ó Donaill available on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1857910389/qid=1076318058//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/102-5567450-9502526?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Dineen is also available:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0686120485/qid=1076318058//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i12_xgl14/102-5567450-9502526?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

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