Aegis Runestone wrote:Well... actually I remember looking up Claimh Solais at google.com and it said, according to a lot of mythology websites that 'Claimh Solais' is correctly spelled... but then... that could be Celtic... and I'm not sure which Gaelic is the same as or similar to Celtic.
"Celtic" isn't a language...it refers to a group of languages that includes Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish and Breton. There's one heck of a lot of variation between those languages. It's a little like saying "horse" is "Germanic" because it's an English word (English being a member of the Germanic family of languages) or "bonjour" is "Romantic" because it comes from a language descended from Latin. What none of those tells you is WHICH language from those families your word comes from...and there are definite differences between "horse" in English and German, and "hello" in French, Spanish and Italian!
Or, to put it more simply, Irish Gaelic is one of many Celtic languages...and they're not mutually intelligible.
"Claimh Solais" may be correct in Scottish Gaelic. It may not be. I don't know. It may even be old Irish. I don't know that either. I do know that the word in contemporary Irish Gaelic for sword is "claíomh". For the rest, we'll have to wait and see.
BTW, don't buy ANYTHING you read at those so-called "mythology" websites. Most of them are little more than smoke and fairies. If they get something right, it's usually just because they got lucky!