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Old 9th April 2003, 18:48
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Greetings from the States! A friend would like to know the gaelic word for courage. I'd appreciate your response.
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Old 9th April 2003, 22:17
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The Gaelic word for "Courage" is "Calmacht."
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Old 9th April 2003, 22:40
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That might be the Irish word for courage. Sabhal Mor Ostaig's Scots Gaelic-English dictionary gives the following words for 'courage':

cridhe
cruadal
cur-leis
gaisgeachd
meanmna
misneachd
smior
smioralas
sonairte
spailp

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/sbg/lorg.php
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Old 12th April 2003, 17:11
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Do they all mean the same? I mean, how should you know which one to use?

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Old 12th April 2003, 19:44
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They are basically synonyms, but they have slightly different connotations.

Cridhe literally means heart. Cruadal is courage/toughness. Cur-Leis means courage and ambition. Gaisgeachd is courage/heroism/the state of being a champion. Meanmna is boldness. The link in my first post will give you all the different meanings for the different words.
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Old 13th April 2003, 02:31
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Seems like a very difficult language to me. But a very interesting one, too..

Are you able to speak Gaelic?
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Old 13th April 2003, 05:04
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It is a difficult language. I can only speak a little. But with the aid of a dictionary, I can read fairly well.
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