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ngarvey
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Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

what is the meaning of the word da as used in the phrase that guy is a 'da'?

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 1006
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Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

da - short for daddy - father, I think.

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Ultán
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Da was used in many parts of Nothern Ireland - probably still is - and some parts of Scotland for dad or father.

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Daisy
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Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 07:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I've heard it used all over Ireland.

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Kay
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 04:24 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hugh Leonard wrote a drama with that title.


http://www.culturevulture.net/Theater3/Da.htm

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Sligeach
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Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 04:48 am:   Edit Post Print Post

That's a typical word in Irland for father "me da" = "My father" (also often used is "me auld man" or for mother "the auld wan" (the old one) "auld doll" )

(Message edited by sligeach on February 25, 2005)



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