On Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:59:36 +0000, Desmond Swords
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> The next word is Arsa,
>which I've read as being "very old...ancient" etc,>>
What is the context of the word, Desmond?
'Arsa' could also mean 'he/she said'.
Modern Irish 'ársa' translates 'ancient' and DIL gives a corresponding
Old Irish word 'arsaid' ("old, ancient, aged").
I am not aware of a single word or phrase in Irish which encompasses
both the islands of Ireland and Britain. Liz Gabay