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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.

  • #2
    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?

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    Tha a'ghrain ag čirigh.
    Iain
    Tha a'ghrain ag čirigh.
    Iain

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    • #3
      Hi Lynn MC, it is my understanding that the Gaelic for grandmother is seanamhair(pronounced shenavar). I'm probably wrong though. Heeeelllp!!!
      bob.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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.
          Thanatos//
          "..and therefor never send to know for whom the BELL tolls; it tolls for THEE."

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