If I might cast a cat amongst colúir here - I always took 'Oscar cách i
ceird araile' to mean 'Everyone's an expert in everyone else's
craft/field', meaning 'it's easy to expound on a topic of which you know
little' ('a little knowledge is a dangerous thing'), but that could be
Scríobh Liz Gabay:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 17:23:33 -0700, Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
> >>> 1326. Oscar cách i ceird araile.
> >But what does "everyone is ignorant of the craft of another"
> >imply in the way of wisdom or good advice??
> To me it means that every craft has its own special skill and knowledge
> and it's not as easy as it looks. Did the Irish restrict the meaning
> of 'cerd/ceird' to highly skilled occupations? Liz
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