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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through July 15, 2004 » Looking for a phrase/word/symbol « Previous Next »

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Karma Fitzgerald (216.222.12.183 - 216.222.12.183)
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am trying to find a word/phrase or symbol meaning family -- something that emphasizes the strength of an Irish family or a family built on a foundation of faith....
I've wasted hours looking for something on-line -- can you folks help me?

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Seán (4.154.66.77 - 4.154.66.77)
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 09:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

clann = the children or descendents

muirtir = the father, mother, and children

teaghlach = the household

However, it looks as though you're looking for something more -- which might require a phrase such as was found in the old family mottos. Perhaps if you state such a phrase, we can come up with an appropriate translation.

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PAD (12.75.206.61 - 12.75.206.61)
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Seán - That should be muintir.

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Seán (4.154.66.77 - 4.154.66.77)
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sorry, Karma. That was my typo error.

muintir = family -- father, mother, children

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Fear na mBróg (213.94.243.134 - 213.94.243.134)
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 07:31 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Best candidate:

Clann

As in the old Irish story:

Clann Lir (= "Lear's Family")

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Aonghus (62.77.191.130 - 62.77.191.130)
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Another suggestion:

muintearas [ainmfhocal firinscneach den chéad díochlaonadh]
ceangal gaoil; ceanúlacht, cairdeas.

Muintearas means the connection and feeling between people who feel close to each other, and has its stem in muintir, explained above.

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Arabian Knight (159.134.99.122 - 159.134.99.122)
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Clanna Gael" = The Gaels = The Irish

Iontaoibh = Trust, reliance

Dílseacht = Loyalty

Snaidhm teaghlaigh = Bonds of Family / Family bonds

Muintir na hÉireann = similar to Clanna Gael

Seán's advice above is best.



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