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Nangle_rene
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Username: Nangle_rene

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 03:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello - I am getting a tattoo in a few weeks and would like to have my father's nickname put in it. His nickname was "nails"; plural for the metal carpentry nail - (as in tough as nails). I have found several translations and just want to make sure I have the correct form and spelling. I have these so far tairne, tairní, tairneaíl. Can anyone give me the correct version. I would also like the word for dad (is is daid)? Thank you.

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Fear_na_mbróg
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Username: Fear_na_mbróg

Post Number: 160
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

What you're looking for is "Tairní".

Singluar: Tairne
Plural: Tairní

For your information, the nail on your finger is "ionga".

"Tairneáil" means "nailing" by the way.

For example "I saw the nailing of the plank of wood":

Chonaic mé tairneáil an chláir adhmaid.

Yes, the Irish for "Dad" is "Daid".

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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 02:56 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I gave the answer on another forum. I also corrected someone else's translation if memory serves me right.

As Fear na mBróg said:

(carpentry) Nails = Tairní



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