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Irish Words We Learned

Archive 1

Irish words we learned
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A vic -mo- cree (A mhicMo-chroí) - Son of my heart
A vic (A mhic) -My son
Amadán -A fool
Alanna - mo - cree (Leanbh mo Chroí) -Child of my heart.
Angashore -A contrary person
Artlucher (Earc luachair) -A Lizard
Borach -Bandy legged.
Bullan -Hollow in stone
Bawn (Bán) -Area around dwelling house
Barrogue (Barróg) -A waxed hempen cord
Brogue (bróg -A boot or shoe
Bateen (baiti'n) -Striking part of flail
Buchaill (buachaill) -A boy
Bee-Bee (Bía -Calling turkeys
Banshee (bean sí) -Fairy woman
Búránn -Something very hard
Bodhrán -A sieve or musical instrument
Bonnive (Banbh) -A young pig
Brosnach (Brosna) -A bundle of rotten sticks .
Bronogue -To grab at .
Boreen(Boithrún) -A little road.
Boggán (Bogán) -A soft egg.
Bás (Boss) -Striking part of hurley .
Bart (Beat) -Arm - full of hay or straw
Bean -a - tí (Bean á tí) -Woman of the house
Bácan (Bacán) -A door or gate hinge
Bacach (Bacach) -A lame person
Baínt (Madra imigh le báini) -A mad person
Bastún (Bastún) -A stupid vulgar person
Brus (Bruscán) -Debris.
Babóg (Babóg) -Baby.
Bacaidi (Bacóide) -Shaky.
Bundún (Bundún) -Bottom.
Bodach (Bodach) -An Ignorant person.
Bainne (Báinne) -A foolish fellow.
Brilláns (Bruighleáin) -Odds and ends.
Bairín (Báirín breac) -Cake.
Breac -Barn Brack.
Cabog (Cabóg) -An ignoramus.
Cáibín (Caipín) -A shapeless old hat
Corrán (Corrán) -A hen coop.
Ceolán (Cedán) -A cry baby.
Clábar (Clábar) -Mud or mire.
Cléibh (Clíabh) -A basket.
Cibeal (Cibeál) -Hub-bub.
Cruiskeen (Creisuiscín) -A jug.
Crúbeen (Crúibín) -A sheep or pigs foot.
Comelehawn -A foolish person.
Cant (ceant ,ceantáil) -An auction.
Cogar (Cogar) -To whisper.
Caubeen (Caipín) -A cap.
Cota-mòr (Cota-mór) -Over coat.
Caraháwn (Cearr = wrong) -An ugly shaped person.
Canabán (Ceannabhàn) -Bog-cotton.
Coreing (Cabhraíonn) -Working -together.
Coineen (Coinín) -A Rabbit.
Cròneen (Cròinín) -A young salmon.
Cipin -A small bit of stick.
Colleen -A girl.
Ciseán -Turf basket.
Cailleach -An old women or a witch.
Cruist -To throw stones at someone.
Ciotog -Left-handed.
Cearc -A hen.
Ceapóg -A small plot of land.
Caorán -A small piece of turf.
Ciaróg -A beetle.
Comheter -Influence.
Diabhal -The devil.
Dromán -A horse's back-strap.
Dussán -A swaggering person.
Dudeen -A pipe (smoking)
Durn -A fist -Full
Drás -Contents of pipe stem.
Dargodale -A cock -shafer.
Durneen -Small handle on scythe.
Droleen -A wren.
Daub -Wet yellow clay.
Dranntán -Snarling sound.
Fústar -To make a fuss.
Fraochán -Bilberry.
Flaithiulacht -Generosity
Féaság -Whiskers
Feac -A spade
Galluses -Braces.
Gansey -A Jersey.
Gáum -A small bit of tobacco.
Garsun -A young boy.
Garlach -An UN-cared for child.
Gríosach -Live embers.
Graumacht -Gloominess - surliness.
Griscín -Meat roasted on embers.
Gráinneog -Hedge-hog.
Gramhsail -Grovsing.
Glic -Clever cunning.
Glib -Hair over the forehead.
Glám -To grasp or clutch.
Giog -Squeak.
Giob-Geab -To chatter or nag.
Gioblachán -A ragged person.
Gealt -A Lunatic.
Garroige -A short drill.
Govlogue -Forked stick .
Gibín -Spike on end of scythe handle .
Gab -A wire loop to close a gate
Glogar -A bad egg .
Gríog -To tease a person .
Gabháil -An arm full .
Grisset -A small metal pan on three legs.
Gab -To chatter .
Gás -A stalk or sprig of heather .
Gearrán -A nag. Gelding.
Grá -Love.
Gob -Mouth.
Lios -Fairy fort.
Leac -Flagstone.
Lúb -A loop or a noose.
Lubán -A loop anything bent.
Lúdramán -A lazy useless person.
Meigeall -Goats beard.
Meitheal -Working party.
Marla -Marle clay.
Maol -Bald.
Meig -Cry of goat - to bleet.
Meas -A spell.
Mallavogue -To beat.
Madrain-rua -A fox
Míádh -Ill-luck
Miog -Cry of plover or Jack-snipe
Nuidi-naidi -A feather-headed person
Oinseach -Stupid or foolish women
Praiseach -Wild rape.
Práiscín -Coarse apron.
Póirín -Small potato.
Plámás -Flattery.
Piseog -Superstition.
Pusachán -A surly person.
Pookáun -Mushroom.
Pincìn -Minnow (fish).
Pilibín -Plover (bird).
Pigín -Small wooden vessel.
Pocán -Male goat.
Póg -A kiss.
Poitín -Illicit whiskey.
Pusheen -A young rabbit.
Pus -Mouth.
Puc -To strike a ball with a hurley.
Ráiméis -Nonsense.
Rí-Rá -Confusion.
Ruaille-Buaille -Commotion.
Somahán -A foolish person.
Smeáder -Heavy blow.
Smioirín -Fragment.
Slibhín -A sly person.
Smig -Chin.
Sponc -Coltsfoot (Hero).
Straoill -Un-tidy person.
Sleán -Turf spade.
Sibín -Illicit drink house.
Sceilpe -A piece - To knock a piece out of.
Seoinín -One who apes foreign ways.
Snig -A sharp blow.
Sprus -Broken material.
Suim -Interest - To put no interest in.
Sleveen -A cringing person.
Scallop -A hazel rod used for thatching.
Sceallàn -Potatoes (Cut for seed).
Sceách -Thorn bush.
Saileach or sally -Willow or oiser.
Stuacán -An obstinate person.
Straois -To sneer or grin.
Straille -A tall lazy person.
Spág -A flat clumsy foot.
Spailpín -A migratory worker .
Soc -A plough point .
Snas -Polish or shine.
Shuch -A pool of dirty water.
Scollogue -To conceal.
Somahán -A fork cock of hay.
Sagart -A priest
Shuiler -A tramp or traveller.
Seach -A turn at smoking pipe.
Sop -A wisp of grass.
Sceit -Sudden Fright.
Scraheen -Spade for cleaning turf bank.
Surgán -Chair seat made from straw rope.
Tre-na-ceile. -Mixed-up
Tráloc -A pain in wrist.
Togher -A road through bog .
Treasna -Across
Teeveen -Thin leather used in bout uppers.
Tay -Tea
Tiuc-tiuc -Calling hen's and chickens.

Thanks to Paddy Heaney and Paddy Lowry
DAVID RIGNEY COLIN CONROY AND TOMÀS RUSSELL,



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