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Translation please “This too, shall pass”
Posted: 11 December 2016 04:52 AM   Ignore ]  
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Can someone please help me find an appropriate translation to “This too, shall pass”. It need not be literal as long as it holds the same meaning.
It is intended as a daily reminder in the form of a tattoo. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.

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Posted: 11 December 2016 05:50 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Asked in the Irish Language forum, with answers there: http://www.irishlanguageforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2924

Although I don’t think the ‘sé’ is necessary ‘Imeoidh seo freisin’

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Posted: 27 December 2016 02:12 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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There is also the idiom “níl tuile dá mhéad nach dtránn”, which means literally “there is no flood that does not retreat” and can mean “nothing lasts forever” or just more casually “things will settle down eventually”. 
I don’t personally think “imeoidh (sé) seo” really encapsulates very well the meaning of the phrase.  It could mean a couple things depending on context, too.

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Posted: 03 January 2017 08:21 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Is iomaí cor sa saol. (More or less “life takes many turns”)

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