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WHAT IS THE IRISH WORD FOR CUTE? OR PRETTY?

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Post January 19 2005, 5:02 AM
kle
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My friend wants to know what the celtic or irish word for cute, or pretty, or beautiful is. She's writing a paper, and forgot to look this up.....so if you can help.....i'd appreciate. ^_^ Thanks a lot!!

 
Post January 19 2005, 5:21 AM
Redwolf
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kle wrote:My friend wants to know what the celtic or irish word for cute, or pretty, or beautiful is. She's writing a paper, and forgot to look this up.....so if you can help.....i'd appreciate. ^_^ Thanks a lot!!


There is no such language as "Celtic." Celtic is a language family that includes Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Cornish, Welsh, and Breton.

The Irish word for "cute" is "cleasach." "Pretty" is "gleoite." "Beautiful" is "álainn." You can't just slap those words into a phrase and have it work though...Irish is an inflected language, and words change depending on how they're used. If she wants to use an Irish phrase in her paper, it's best for us to have the entire phrase.

Redwolf

Post January 19 2005, 5:25 AM
kle
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Redwolf wrote:
kle wrote:My friend wants to know what the celtic or irish word for cute, or pretty, or beautiful is. She's writing a paper, and forgot to look this up.....so if you can help.....i'd appreciate. ^_^ Thanks a lot!!


There is no such language as "Celtic." Celtic is a language family that includes Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Cornish, Welsh, and Breton.

The Irish word for "cute" is "cleasach." "Pretty" is "gleoite." "Beautiful" is "álainn." You can't just slap those words into a phrase and have it work though...Irish is an inflected language, and words change depending on how they're used. If she wants to use an Irish phrase in her paper, it's best for us to have the entire phrase.

Redwolf
thank you thank you thank you :)

Post January 19 2005, 12:55 PM
Antóin
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Rabhadh Foclóra – Dictionary Alert

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“Cleasach” means “cute” in the sense of crafty or astute.

De Baldy One obviously didn’t realize the word had other meanings.

I can’t think of any special word besides “gleoite”, but there must be others.

Post January 19 2005, 13:49 PM
blixt
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Dathúil means good-looking, in reference to a person. While pretty much anything small and possibly pink (like, say, baby clothes) could be 'cute' in English, this refers only to good-looking, pretty people.
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Post January 19 2005, 17:32 PM
erigena
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Dóighiúil is another good word for good-looking, handsome, beautiful, gorgeous, comely, etc



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