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Subject: motherland/fatherland?
From: David Stifter <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:39:50 +0200
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Dennis wrote:

> Russians have Mother Russia and Germans have Das Vaterland.
> Ask yourself (without doing any research) which parent you
> imagine the early Irish named in relation to their native
> place.  What is your first thought?

masculine athardae "fatherland".

David

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