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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2004 (July-September) » Archive through September 09, 2004 » Translation « Previous Next »

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RedQueen (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 213.91.137.132
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Print Post

there is a little orange flower - "marigold" in english...
does anybody know the irish word for marigold?

thank you in advance:)

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James
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

According to Foclóir Póca Marigold as gaeilge is

ór Muire

Hope this helps

James

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Just to enlighten a bit there:

ór = gold

Muire = The Virgin Mary (Usually Mary is "Máire", but The Virgin Mary is "Muire")

ór Muire = The Virgin Mary's Gold

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MaryNyman (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anyone know some nicknames for Grandma?

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Grandma = Mamó
Grandad = Daideo

Grandmother = seanmháthair
Grandfather = seanathair

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RedQueen (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 07:51 am:   Edit Post Print Post

yes, I undrestand, it's like in the english word ...

Go raibh maith agaibh, a Shéamas agus a FhNM :)

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Jonas
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Post Number: 391
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 08:00 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Another word for grandmother& grandfather:

Grandmother = máthair chríonna
Grandfather = athair críonna

These words are the ones you'd expect to hear in Kerry and probably in Cork as well.

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darci (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

how about little sister? how do you say that? (sorry im very new at this =^^=)

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TSJ (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 216.120.4.19
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I believe the usual terms in Donegal for grandfather and grandmother are -

Athair mor and Mathair mhor

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 67
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 04:16 am:   Edit Post Print Post

sister = deirfiúr
You can usually form a diminutive by adding "ín"

deirfiúrín

Or

deirfiúr níos óige - younger sister

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Diarmo
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 06:10 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I have an aunty from Falcarragh in Donegal...anyway I think it was from her influence that the word Mamai mor arose and was used for my grandmother!



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