Historical Irish Corpus
1600 - 1926

Notes, queries. Replies to. I.

Notes, queries. Replies to. I.
Ní fios,
Pléimeann, Seán (Fleming, John)
Composition Date
Connradh na Gaedhilge

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1600 1926


Cearc Feadha, a pheasant. — Mr. Stanton and Mr

Cearc Feadha, the same as cearc fraoic. Síoladóir.
Cearc Feadha, water ousel. — Imokilly Correspondent.
Gúngá, All that portion of the body included
under the terms, pelvis, fundamentum,
&c., applied in contempt when the
tout ensemble presents some malforma-
tion. — Mr. Brady, Ruan, N.S., County

Gúngá, the lower parts of the body. — Síoladóir.
Iogair, excitable, easily moved to anger; often
applied to a mule given to kicking. —
Mr. Finian Lynch, Kilmakerin, N.S.,
Co. Kerry.

Páinteach, a fat hen, duck, hare, &c. — Mr. Lynch.
Páinteach, (pronounced páinséach in Duhallow), a
large, well-conditioned cat, &c. — Mr.

Páinteach, in Skibbereen, do. — Mr. O'Brien.
Páintín, in Clare, a fat little animal. — Mr. Brady.
Seacán, American thrush, missel thrush. — Mr.

Seacán, Norwegian thrush. — Mr. Lynch.
Seacán, stone thrush. — Síoladóir.
Seacán, a jay thrush. — Imokilly Correspondent.
Seacán, a field-fare. — Mr. Stanton.

Stró A Fear gan ainm, from the modern
Babylon has sent a distich with its
translation exemplifying the meaning
attached to the word in Journal No. 29.

A woman not recognising her hus-
band who had been long absent said to
him on his return:—

“Ni orm budh chóir duit stró a
chuir seal,
Ní chuirfinn faí d'chomhair acht cló
fir mhaith;”

“It would not be right for you now to
venture on bold freedoms with me. I
would judge of you from your appear-
ance to be nothing but an honest man.”
We solicit further favours from this cor-
respondent. Mr. Stanton says: “All
over East Cork, stró do chuir air
means simply to speak to, or salute n
a person.” In Kerry, according to Mr.
Lynch, stró is an extravagant, stray-
ing expedition. Perhaps “dissipation”
is a better meaning than extravagance,
which is the word in dicts.

Tréorach, vigorous, míthreorac, feeble. — Mr. Brady.
Nearly all the correspondents give kin-
dred meanings.

Spangartach, a cow bepond calving. — Imokilly Cor-

Seacht nhgalair
an t-sleibhe
fevers, agues, &c., got by outlaws on
the hills. — Imokilly Correspondent.

an t-sleibhe
The seven curses pronounced in Deuter
onomy xxii. 17 et seq. — Mr. Carmody.

Explanations required — especially of the words under-

Is de'n donus an doirseoireacht.
Is ionnan bean as bráthair.
Mo dochar-sa an crioth anois dom shíor-cháibhleadh.
(What kind of injury is this?)

Míle air gach taobh ann do (de) shaor-meas fá

Bionn cocáin a's, pink; ann d'á roint (roinn) ar
mhnáibh óga. (What sort of flower so-called?)

Cranna (crainn) slaoda[dh] le toradh. (Also of slaod,
applied to the human hair.)

Siubhalóid, how differ from siubhal?

Gur mor an stainc leó lá d'á n-aimsir do dhul a
bh-fásach. (Said of a class rather fond of hoarding.)

Ní brat beag éadtrom finn é, said a poet of a
cataract or cloud on his eye; is there such a cloud called

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