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PostPosted: Mon 16 May 2016 8:46 pm 
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OK, so this is going to sound bizarre but I am anonymous on here so :rolleyes:

I'll I woke up one morning with the word "Tay Glenis" buzzing through my head. I've been playing around with past life regression lately and I wonder if it's a clue.

Is it a place? Does it have a meaning? Could it be spelled differently to mean something?

I know Tay is a river in Scotland and Glen is a word that derives from Gaelic. I don't know what Tay Glenis is.

Thanks for humoring me!


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2016 9:30 pm 
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larali wrote:
OK, so this is going to sound bizarre but I am anonymous on here so :rolleyes:

I'll I woke up one morning with the word "Tay Glenis" buzzing through my head. I've been playing around with past life regression lately and I wonder if it's a clue.

Is it a place? Does it have a meaning? Could it be spelled differently to mean something?

I know Tay is a river in Scotland and Glen is a word that derives from Gaelic. I don't know what Tay Glenis is.

Thanks for humoring me!


I'm not sure how much we're going to be able to help you, but here's what I do know:

In Ireland, there's a Lake Tay (Loch Té in Irish) which is believed to be named after a (possibly pre-Celtic) goddess of that name. For the river Tay in Scotland, there are at least two theories about the name. One is that it is of pre-Celtic origin, so perhaps it has a similar origin to Loch Té in Ireland. The other is that the name is of Celtic origin, and means something like the "silent one". from the old (Scottish) Gaelic word tàmh (támh in Irish Gaelic), which has many meanings, including a number of them in the "silent, quiet, inactive, resting" spectrum.

Gleann means "valley" in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and was borrowed into English as our word "glen". However, I've never seen the word Glenis, except in various forms as a girl's given name of Welsh origin, especially as Glynnis (a person I know has that name, and was actually born in Wales).

The highest mountain in Scotland is Ben Nevis, which is Beinn Nibheis in Gaelic. The mountain is apparently named for the river Nevis (Nibheis), and the valley of the river is Glen Nevis (Gleann Nibheis). That -eis ending might be a form of the genitive, if the river name was originally Neves (or Nibhes), with Gleann Nibheis then meaning "valley of the Neves", but this is speculative and anyway it doesn't really help you with your words. Even if your "Tay Glanis" was intended (in your dream) to mean something like "silent one of the valley", that would be tàmh a' ghlinn or tàmh a' ghlinne in Gaelic, with the second word not having any sort of -eis ending.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2016 11:03 pm 
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Oh thank you for the reply :) This is a ridiculous thread, I know.

I was also wondering if it could be a name? Tadgh or something? Probably just nonsense, but my imagination goes a bit wild sometimes.


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larali wrote:
Oh thank you for the reply :) This is a ridiculous thread, I know.

I was also wondering if it could be a name? Tadgh or something? Probably just nonsense, but my imagination goes a bit wild sometimes.


That name does exist, and has often been converted to Timothy, Theodore, and a number of other names, but I have no suggestions as to how it would work in your phrase. It is usually pronounced with a hard "g" sound at the end, anyway.

The Scottish Gaelic word for "house" is taigh, pronounced like the English noun "tie" (in Irish it's teach, pronounced more or less as "tyakh"), but once again i don't see how that would fit into your phrase, unless it means something like "Glynnis's house", although Glynnis is, as I said, usually a Welsh name. Welsh is also a Celtic language, distantly related to Irish and Gaelic (but not in the same branch of the Celtic languages), and the Welsh word for house is fairly close. It's , pronounced something like "tee" I believe (I'm no Welsh speaker), so you might have "Glynnis's house" in Welsh, although I don't know much Welsh grammar, so I couldn't assure you of that.

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I once had a dream where the hero was called "Selmack Imaha". It was some sweeping anime-esque swords-and-sorcery fantasy epic. I had no idea where I got the name Selmack from. It came to me once when I was taking a pee... in a urinal made by Celmac.

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