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 Post subject: sail-chuach
PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2024 10:23 pm 
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Why is "violet" "sail-chuach"? What does this mean? Maybe sail- is "willow"? And "cuach"? This could be cuckoo or goblet. Is it "willow goblet"?


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 Post subject: Re: sail-chuach
PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2024 6:11 pm 
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FGB:
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sail3, f. (gs. ~e). 1. Dirt, dross, impurity. ~ chnis, scurf, dandruff. ~ chluaise, ear-wax. ~ chaorach, wool-grease. ~ mhiotail, (metal) dross. 2. Stain, defilement. ~ pheaca, stain of sin. 3. ~ chuach, chuaiche = SAILCHUACH.


So, sail = kind of dirt (compare: salach = dirty),

sail chuach = dirt of cuckoos


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 Post subject: Re: sail-chuach
PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb 2024 6:23 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
FGB:
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sail3, f. (gs. ~e). 1. Dirt, dross, impurity. ~ chnis, scurf, dandruff. ~ chluaise, ear-wax. ~ chaorach, wool-grease. ~ mhiotail, (metal) dross. 2. Stain, defilement. ~ pheaca, stain of sin. 3. ~ chuach, chuaiche = SAILCHUACH.


So, sail = kind of dirt (compare: salach = dirty),

sail chuach = dirt of cuckoos

Thank you. I see.


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