Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

(Languages) the Goidelic language of the Celts of Ireland, now spoken mainly along the west coast; an official language of the Republic of Ireland since 1921


(ˈaɪ rɪʃ)

1. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Ireland.
b. natives of Ireland or persons of Irish ancestry living outside Ireland.
2. the Celtic language of Ireland, now largely supplanted as a vernacular by English. Abbr.: Ir
3. of or pertaining to Ireland, its inhabitants, or the language Irish.
get one's Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged.
[1175–1225; Middle English Yrisse, Iris(c)h; compare Old English Īras people of Ireland (c. Old Norse Īrar); see -ish1]
I′rish•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irish Gaelic - the Celtic language of Ireland
Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
Middle Irish - Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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I think Google need to add Scots Gaelic and Scots to Google translate as it already has Irish Gaelic and Welsh.
Other languages that cropped up in the contest included Hungarian, Norwegian, German and Irish Gaelic.
The concert will feature renditions of classics sung in French, Hungarian, Norwegian, German and Irish Gaelic.
Ireland" includes black and white photographs of famous sites, a world travel map, a list of English Irish Gaelic translation of common phrases, and more.
This, she holds, is on account of ,other ethnicities, which she explores via languages: Irish Gaelic, Hiberno-English, Shelta (of Travelling People), Yola (from Co.
The collection is bilingual, with several of the papers as well as front matter in Irish Gaelic.
Where the tradition is maintained, a fake Wren is now used, but the tradition lives on in the Irish Gaelic name La an Dreoilin, or Day of the Wrens.
Kevin Cassidy is an Irish Gaelic footballer from Gweedore, County Donegal.
I really do believe that over time it will sell more than the Irish Gaelic bear.
Your correspondent pointed out that the Queen spoke a few sentences in Irish Gaelic because she was in a foreign country, but also because she, as the nominal head of the British state, had received an invitation to visit Ireland by the Irish president, Mary McAleese, to mend fences, and end years of bitterness between the British and Irish governments.
If I am not very keen on having the Welsh language stuffed down my throat, I am considerably less keen on having bogus Irish Gaelic rammed down me

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