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 Post subject: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Thu 07 Dec 2023 11:03 am 
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Hi!
The dew-rain is an intermediate precipitation between rain and dew. In Welsh, it is named gwlitlzlaw. I wonder if anybody can point me to the Irish word for dew-rain.
Any advice is welcome. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Thu 07 Dec 2023 7:25 pm 
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Morrino wrote:
Hi!
The dew-rain is an intermediate precipitation between rain and dew. In Welsh, it is named gwlitlzlaw. I wonder if anybody can point me to the Irish word for dew-rain.
Any advice is welcome. :)


There is no z in Welsh, so gwlithlaw? (gwlith = dew; glaw = rain)


In Irish: drúcht fearthainne

See drúcht (dew) in https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/dr%C3%BAcht
drúcht (beag) fearthainne = fine, dewy, rain

drúcht = dew
fearthainn = rain


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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2023 11:07 am 
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Hello, Thank you for the reply and sources.


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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec 2023 11:18 am 
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The Irish words that correspond to the Welsh gwlithlaw are:

Draonán
Salachar

The former is the more exact equivalent, Salachar has quite a broad range of meanings.

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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Sun 10 Dec 2023 2:47 am 
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Thank you. To your knowledge, is there any Irish and/or Old Irish word starting with gar- or car-, related to water, rain, wet, humidity?


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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Wed 13 Dec 2023 9:50 am 
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Morrino wrote:
Thank you. To your knowledge, is there any Irish and/or Old Irish word starting with gar- or car-, related to water, rain, wet, humidity?

Off the top of my head all I can think of is garbhshín*, blustery wet weather.

*For others reading, the n is slender in Munster, not broad as in Galway Irish.

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 Post subject: Re: Dew-rain in Irish
PostPosted: Thu 14 Dec 2023 1:05 am 
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Thank you for the help. In this case garbh is rough. Very interesting. I will investigate further. Thank you.


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