Old Irish

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Old Irish

n.
The Irish language from 725 to about 950.

Old Irish

n
(Languages) the Celtic language of Ireland up to about 900 ad, introduced to Scotland by Irish settlers about 500 ad

Old′ I′rish


n.
the Irish language as attested in manuscripts prior to c900. Abbr.: OIr
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100  
Irish Gaelic, Irish - the Celtic language of Ireland
Translations
Altirisch
References in classic literature ?
That you can easily do, for it has been translated many times out of the old Gaelic in which it was first written and it has been told so simply that even those of you who are quite young can read it for yourselves.
The 45-year-old geologist set up Eadha the old Gaelic word for the aspen tree several years ago when he discovered that rare aspen trees in the area could be grown on bad soil.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland do not dwell overly on their old Gaelic languages and their majority English-speakers have none of the hassle that the English-speaking Welsh majority contend with.
They trace the emergence of Celtic culture and identity and the development of the Celtic spirit, then describe the roles of nature, art and creative living, hospitality in heroic warrior culture, journey, and the otherworld between life and death in the Celtic spirit, followed by literary representations of it in the myth poem oThe Song of Amergin,o voyage literature, poetry of the old Gaelic order, Anglo-Irish writers like Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith, Big House novels, the work of the Antiquarians, writers of the Celtic Revival, and the work of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Patrick Kavanaugh, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon.
There is an old Gaelic proverb which is appropriate when remembering our fighting forces - LEC A BHLECIR S MATH NA CAIRDEAN which means Friends are good on the day of battle .
The language of this new, Perthshire-based nation was a distinctively Scottish variant of the Q-Celtic Old Gaelic language (one of the great classical languages of early medieval Christendom), as filtered through the minds and speech of P-Celtic Pictish speakers--the forerunner of modern Scottish Gaelic.
Irish people remained in a substantial majority in the county but they were 'cowed and leaderless' and the surviving descendants of Donegal's old Gaelic elite 'could only survive outside its borders' (p.
The author sets out the complex situation prevalent in Old Gaelic, the simplification noticeable in Middle Gaelic, the major patterns of Classical Gaelic and the above-mentioned simple rule of Modern Gaelic, which corpus analysis however reveals to have several exceptions.
And Ammadon comes from the old Gaelic word Amadon - which means numbskull or simpleton
The 45-minute service ended with the commendation and an old Gaelic blessing.
The name Bunchrew comes from the old Gaelic word Buncrev or Buncrieve meaning the 'root of the tree'.
From this comes the old Gaelic name of Amlodhe, emerging over the centuries as Amlaidhe and given to an Irish folk hero.