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Post March 30 2005, 20:22 PM
andymca
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hi ,

Diord Fionn is an old celtic war cry

anyone know what it means?

 
Post March 30 2005, 20:26 PM
Conor
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Hey Andy - where do you live in Derry?

Post March 30 2005, 20:28 PM
Pócaí
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Don't recognise Diord but Fionn is Fair/ Blonde otherwise I'm stumped!
Tá bron orm! :roll:

Post March 30 2005, 20:38 PM
Redwolf
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Pócaí wrote:Don't recognise Diord but Fionn is Fair/ Blonde otherwise I'm stumped!
Tá bron orm! :roll:


Fionn can be a name as well (it still means "fair/blond," but I'm wondering if this isn't "Fionn's somethingorother").

Redwolf

Post March 30 2005, 20:39 PM
andymca
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The motto of the Fianna was: Truth in our hearts. Strength in our hands. Consistency in our tongues.
They had a special war-cry called the- 'Diord Fionn'.

http://www.shee-eire.com/Magic&Mytholog ... /Page1.htm
Dórd Fiann

Post March 30 2005, 20:43 PM
Redwolf
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Well, I'm guessing the "Fionn" bit refers to Fionn Mac Cumhail, but the "Diord" is, I'm guessing, Old Irish, and I'm not sure anyone here knows any Old Irish (Oisín knows some, but he's away at the moment).

Redwolf

Post March 30 2005, 21:16 PM
Antóin
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The only reference I can find in Google is to a story of the Fianna.

Dord means a bass drone sound.

Maybe Fionn mac Cumhaill's drone.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/lfic/lfic066.htm[/i]

Edit: - Sorry, didn't see some of the most recent posts.

Post March 30 2005, 21:32 PM
andymca
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Conor wrote:Hey Andy - where do you live in Derry?



Garden City,Culmore Road

Post March 30 2005, 21:34 PM
andymca
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Redwolf wrote:Well, I'm guessing the "Fionn" bit refers to Fionn Mac Cumhail, but the "Diord" is, I'm guessing, Old Irish, and I'm not sure anyone here knows any Old Irish (Oisín knows some, but he's away at the moment).

Redwolf


yeah i think u r right

Post March 30 2005, 21:56 PM
andymca
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it seems to be an ulster war cry in reference to Fionn Mac Cumhail
perhaps a horn was sounded as they charged ?
Dórd Fiann


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