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What does Lingus mean?

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Post November 05 2003, 6:00 AM
cazzone
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When I first saw the name Aer Lingus I had to chuckle. Does it actually mean anything in Gaelic?? This has stumped me for a while. Thanks for any assistance.

 
Post November 05 2003, 6:24 AM
Colleen75
Laoch na nGael
 
Posts: 507
Lingus itself is actually latin for tongue :mrgreen:
but "Lingus" as in "Aer Lingus" is derived from the Irish 'aer loingeas' meaning" air fleet"

Post November 05 2003, 6:58 AM
cazzone
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You rule.

Post November 05 2003, 16:15 PM
an táin
Gaeilgeoir
 
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dont mean to correct anyone but think "lingus" is the tuiseal taibhreach of the verb "ling" meaning to jump, only know this as it came up numerous times studying Ceitinn, if im wrong let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
An té nach bhfuil láidir, ní fólair do a bheith glic!

Post November 05 2003, 16:40 PM
ÓBroin anFiach
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Posts: 3630
isn't that an airline (dumb question huh) well, just wondering.
Ní bheidh Éire shaor ar síocháin choíche, agus gan an ceart, ní féidir an tsíocháin a bheith ann.
Tomás Ó Broin
Learning Irish since October 2003

Post November 05 2003, 16:57 PM
Brian
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It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post November 05 2003, 19:04 PM
an táin
Gaeilgeoir
 
Posts: 264
is lingus not the T.T of Ling then- The old verb to jump?? if not what is it? confused here
An té nach bhfuil láidir, ní fólair do a bheith glic!

Post November 05 2003, 19:38 PM
Colleen75
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Posts: 507
never heard of the word "ling" in irish, the irish word for "jump" is "léim"

colleen

Post November 05 2003, 19:48 PM
Brian
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heheee

I don't think an airline would like to use the word JUMP in its name :mrgreen:

'This is the Captain speaking -we can't land- would you like to JUMP? :mrgreen:
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post November 05 2003, 20:44 PM
Antóin
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Posts: 4298
I think 'Lingus' is just an anglicised spelling of 'Loingeas' meaning fleet.

So

Aer Lingus = Air Fleet.

The similarity to 'ling' is just coincidental. I don't know of any genitive form ending in 'us'


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