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PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2018 1:52 am 
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Hello all!
I have a bit of a creative question for you. I am opening up a school out of my home to teach children many of the subjects that are no longer taught in public schools. A rebirth of old wisdom in crafts and home practices such as cooking and cleaning, gardening, bee keeping, painting, coloring, singing, storytelling, outdoor free-play, nature walks...
...and I wanted to have a name that reflected the spirit of what I'm trying to do. Sinead's album, Sean Nos Nua immediatly lit up as a superb title, but it may be difficult for people to remember because of it's length and because it isn't in English. Ultimately I'd like to know if there is a simple translation for the concept of a rebirth of knowledge, or a celebration of learning and/ or wisdom.

Thank you for any and all responses!

Carissa


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep 2018 9:24 pm 
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carissa wrote:
Hello all!
I have a bit of a creative question for you. I am opening up a school out of my home to teach children many of the subjects that are no longer taught in public schools. A rebirth of old wisdom in crafts and home practices such as cooking and cleaning, gardening, bee keeping, painting, coloring, singing, storytelling, outdoor free-play, nature walks...
...and I wanted to have a name that reflected the spirit of what I'm trying to do. Sinead's album, Sean Nos Nua immediatly lit up as a superb title, but it may be difficult for people to remember because of it's length and because it isn't in English. Ultimately I'd like to know if there is a simple translation for the concept of a rebirth of knowledge, or a celebration of learning and/ or wisdom.

Thank you for any and all responses!

Carissa


Hello.

There are lots if words in Irish that go beyond a simple sense of knowledge, or eolas; the following list of words have connotations of high-knowledge, or supernatural knowledge.

gaois, saíocht, eagna 'wisdom'

Éigse 'poetic knowledge/ learned-knowledge'

Fáth 'prophetic/ mystic knowledge, wise'

Iomas intuition, knowledge that enlightens, all encompassing knowledge, mantic knowledge/ fore-knowledge/ prophetic knowledge, supernatural knowledge, poetic knowledge; this word derives from Old Irish imbas (<(imb-ḟiuss), and is used to describe the mantic knowledge of poets.

Fios 'second-sight', prophetic knowledge (basically the same as iomas, but can also be used to refer to general mundane knowledge also, eolas.

I would recommend something like:

Scoil Feasa (feasa is the genitive form of fios)

Its a nice play on the

Bean Feasa who were /are women of Irish folklore who possessed prophetic and supernatural knowledge.

Await further input.

Edited to fix the spelling of Saíocht

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 Post subject: Re: School Name
PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep 2018 6:20 pm 
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Thank you! This is fantastic info and I'll definitely consider these words and concepts.


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 Post subject: Re: School Name
PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep 2018 9:51 pm 
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gaois, saoíocht, eagna 'wisdom'


saíocht is the right spelling -- a bit stupid since the original noun is "saoi"... the old spelling was more logical: saoi > saoidheacht

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Fáth 'prophetic/ mystic knowledge, wise'


fáidh?
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/f%C3%A1th

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 Post subject: Re: School Name
PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep 2018 10:57 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:
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gaois, saoíocht, eagna 'wisdom'


saíocht is the right spelling -- a bit stupid since the original noun is "saoi"... the old spelling was more logical: saoi > saoidheacht


Ya, that is stupid. I always spelt it that way. Well spotted. I'll fix above.

Lughaidh wrote:
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Fáth 'prophetic/ mystic knowledge, wise'


fáidh?
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/f%C3%A1th


Fáidh is 'prophet', 'seer'

I should have been more clear. I meant fáth- as an adjectival suffix.

Hence something like,
Fáth-scoil 'wise/ prophetic school'.

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 Post subject: Re: School Name
PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2018 8:14 am 
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Scoil fáithe would be much more natural...

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