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Old 5th August 2000, 01:14
Lynn_MC Lynn_MC is offline
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My uncle just informed me that he will be a grandpa soon. He said his wife wants to be called, "Brah." Is that Gaelic for Grandmother? If not, what does it mean? Thanks.
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Old 6th August 2000, 02:29
BagpipeBoy BagpipeBoy is offline
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Are you sure that's how it's spelled? Phonetically it could be a couple of things...
brą - fairy queen
brath - knowledge
brąth - judgement (I hope that's not it, lol)
brąth - double cross (hope that's not it either)
nothin for brah though, maybe it's irish or manx?

Tha a'ghrain ag čirigh.
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Old 7th August 2000, 14:37
bobbybingo bobbybingo is offline
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Hi Lynn MC, it is my understanding that the Gaelic for grandmother is seanamhair(pronounced shenavar). I'm probably wrong though. Heeeelllp!!!
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Old 3rd February 2001, 02:29
Seanair Seanair is offline
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Lynn, bingo is probably correct. My user name Seanair is Scots gaelic for grandfather, literally "old father". I have not found there to be any diminutive form .
There are slight differences in pronounciation across Scotland.
If you find your answer, please post it.
Le durachd Seanair
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Old 6th February 2001, 03:50
Thanatos Thanatos is offline
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Seanamhair is such a pretty word. I speak gaelic to an extent---mainly for the insults and its poetical uses. It is beautiful in poetry. I wrote a poem called "Ta me bron",---'I am sorrow'. The words flow easily and are musical in their very sound.
"..and therefor never send to know for whom the BELL tolls; it tolls for THEE."
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