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 Post subject: A sturk of an ass
PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:27 am 
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This is taken from the story Páidín Ó Ceallaigh agus an Easóg (written down by Douglas Hyde)

Bhí dúil aige le dul go h-aonach Cháthair-na-mart le storc asail do dhíol.

He translates this sentence as - He wanted to go to the fair of Cauher-na-mart to sell a 'sturk' of an ass that he had.

I have the impression that it means that his ass isn't worth very much ?


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 Post subject: Re: A sturk of an ass
PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep 2020 7:27 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:
This is taken from the story Páidín Ó Ceallaigh agus an Easóg (written down by Douglas Hyde)

Bhí dúil aige le dul go h-aonach Cháthair-na-mart le storc asail do dhíol.

He translates this sentence as - He wanted to go to the fair of Cauher-na-mart to sell a 'sturk' of an ass that he had.

I have the impression that it means that his ass isn't worth very much ?


It's not a word I'm familiar with, but the dictionary gives this definition.

https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/Stirk

It seems to apply to cattle but I suppose it can apply to donkeys too. A yearling.


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 Post subject: Re: A sturk of an ass
PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2020 12:11 pm 
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I should have looked it up in the Dinneen Dictionary (as someone has just told me to) - it's on Internet Archive and you can download it if you want to.

Storc - a large animal, a bullock - so here it would mean a large (strong) donkey, and probably male as well. Seo dhuit :facepalm:


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