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Leis a Lurrighan

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Post November 20 2004, 10:02 AM
Lirion Dûrrhandir
Gaeilgeoir
 
Posts: 108
What does this term exactly mean? I found it in a song by Bardic with this ttile, but my dictionaries won't help me

I'm only beginner. - Tá mé núíosach ar an teanga Ghaeilge.
Wait for more skilled people to confirm ;)

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It's time to cast out of net
To call in all the old debts
To stumble over all the harsh words
And heal all the wounds
To steal every glance
Every darkened romance
And cast it to the pyre

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
Bheir duine beath’ air eiginn, ach cha toir e rath air eiginn...
Fide, sed qui, vide.

 
Post November 20 2004, 13:32 PM
Brian
Andúileach IGTF
 
Posts: 14819
Guess

Leis = With

I then would say it should be


an Lurrighan

and would say that it is a Surname (note the Capitla L)

and used in the same way as

An Cinnéideach-- might be used to identify a particular member of the Kennedy clan


So my guess it that it is

With Lurrighan ( i.e. a person of that name)
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post November 20 2004, 22:31 PM
Mairimhor
Getting Addicted
 
Posts: 61
Leis an Lurgainn is the name of a well known Scottish Gaelic sea song-
First verse and translation

An Cuan eirinn o hi-
Muir ag eirigh o ho
S cha bu leir dhuinn o hi
Ni fo ghrein ach na neoil

The Irish Sea o hi
Sea rising o ho
And we could not see o hi
Anything under the sun but the clouds



The chorus-
Leis an Lurgainn o hi
leis an Lurgainn o ho
Beul an anmoich o hi
S'fheudar falbh le cuid sheol

With the Lurgainn o hi
With the Lurgainn o ho
At nightfall o hi
We must go off with the sail up


Hope thats a help!
Durachdan



Post November 20 2004, 23:45 PM
Brian
Andúileach IGTF
 
Posts: 14819
well not that much if the truth be known

No I tink i added a bit of value dere meself :?
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post November 29 2004, 23:08 PM
Lirion Dûrrhandir
Gaeilgeoir
 
Posts: 108
first of all: go raibh míle maith agat ;)

Seems that Bardic have recorded a quite different version... I love this song, so I'll just have to ask if anyone knows what this is about... as a hint, I'll post the lyrics (as far as I got them... I'm not sure about the question marks as well as the word "Hours" in the third stanza, and maybe there are other mistakes ^^)

On the ocean ohee
waves in motion oho
Not but clouds could we see
o'er the blue sea below

??? loomin' ohee
in the gloamin' oho
Our ship's compass set we
and our lights we did show

[Chorus:]
Leis an Lurgainn ohee (dunno why they wrote Leis a Lurrighan on the page)
Leis an Lurgainn oho
In the grey dark of evening
o'er the waves let us go

Hours passing ohee
was harrassing oho
The proud belows to see
high as masthead to flow

Captain hollers ohee
to his fellows oho
Those that courage would flee
let him go down below

In the tempest ohee
waves were crashing oho
And the cry of the sea
as the cold winds did blow

Captain hollers ohee
to his fellows oho
Those that won't stay with me
let them go down below

I'm only beginner. - Tá mé núíosach ar an teanga Ghaeilge.
Wait for more skilled people to confirm ;)

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It's time to cast out of net
To call in all the old debts
To stumble over all the harsh words
And heal all the wounds
To steal every glance
Every darkened romance
And cast it to the pyre

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
Bheir duine beath’ air eiginn, ach cha toir e rath air eiginn...
Fide, sed qui, vide.



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