[GA] Tha ceist agam. Tha fios agam gur e "Eireann" am facal 'san Ga\idlig
air "Ireland" ach bha mi a' faicinn "Iris" ann an seann fhaclair. Bha iad
ag radh gun robh "Iris" airson "an t-Eilean Ris," mar "nearby island." Eil
fios aig duine mu dheidhinn agus de\ tha an eichdraidh aig "Eireann?"
[BE] I've got a question. I know that "Eireann" is the Scots Gaelic word for
"Ireland," but I've seen "Iris" in an older dictionary. The dictionary
said that "Iris" derived from "an t-Eilean Ris," meaning "the nearby
island." Does anyone know anything about this, or what the entymology of
Gabh mo leisgeul, ach chan eil mi math air Ga\idhlig fhathast!
Ceud taing! -j
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