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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2022 1:03 pm 
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I want to get “family” incorporated into a tattoo but, knowing there are multiple associated words, want to ensure that I use the appropriate word. As a believer that blood makes relatives but loyalty makes family, I want the term that best encompasses chosen family but does not exclude blood family.


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2022 6:27 pm 
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"Family" is a very frequently asked question though not so easily answered.
You could read the answers already given.

But unfortunately, the search function of this forum doesn’t want to search for "family" alone, so I put in "family" & "teaghlach" - a common word for family (though rather meaning "members of household"):
search.php?keywords=family+teaghlach&terms=any&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

There are dictionaries with helpful explanations for every word online:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/family (de Bhaldraithe, English-Irish)
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/family (Ó Dónaill, Irish-English)
https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/family (Ó Mianáin, English-Irish)

I’d prob. use muintir, or rather "mo mhuintir" (my family/folks).


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