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PostPosted: Sat 12 Aug 2017 1:53 pm 
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Here I am again, with another question regarding an Irish song.

In Clannad's version, the last part of Dúlamán lyrics goes as follows:

Dúlamán na binne buí
Dúlamán a' tsleibhe
Dúlamán na farraige
Is dúlamán a' deididh

I've found a translation on several websites, but the last word seems to be omitted everywhere:

Seaweed of the yellow cliff
Seaweed of the mountain
Seaweed from the sea
Seaweed __

So, my question is: what is 'deididh'? I suppose there is a typo, since dictionaries don't seem to know such a word. Teanglann.ie offers 'déideadh' (toothache) and 'déadadh' (humming), neither of which make much sense in the context of the song.


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug 2017 2:41 am 
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Pangur wrote:
Here I am again, with another question regarding an Irish song.

In Clannad's version, the last part of Dúlamán lyrics goes as follows:

Dúlamán na binne buí
Dúlamán a' tsleibhe
Dúlamán na farraige
Is dúlamán a' deididh

I've found a translation on several websites, but the last word seems to be omitted everywhere:

Seaweed of the yellow cliff
Seaweed of the mountain
Seaweed from the sea
Seaweed __

So, my question is: what is 'deididh'? I suppose there is a typo, since dictionaries don't seem to know such a word. Teanglann.ie offers 'déideadh' (toothache) and 'déadadh' (humming), neither of which make much sense in the context of the song.


It's "toothache." Certain types of seaweed were used to treat toothache.

Redwolf


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug 2017 6:20 am 
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Redwolf wrote:
It's "toothache." Certain types of seaweed were used to treat toothache.

Redwolf

Wow, I'm glad I asked, that's a very interesting bit of infromation. I love such details. :) Go raibh maith agat!


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