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PostPosted: Sun 11 Apr 2021 1:26 pm 
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Dia dhaoibh,

This sentence, which appears to be a proverb, is used in Chapter 15 of 'An Litir'. One character states: "Dlighidh ollamh urraim rí", to which the main charachter replies:

"Dlighidh rí cách a chomhdhíon"


How would this proverb translate literally, and is "Dlighidh" a variant spelling of "Dlí"?

Go raibh míle maith agaibh


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Apr 2021 3:05 pm 
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gliaire wrote:
Dia dhaoibh,

This sentence, which appears to be a proverb, is used in Chapter 15 of 'An Litir'. One character states: "Dlighidh ollamh urraim rí", to which the main charachter replies:

"Dlighidh rí cách a chomhdhíon"


How would this proverb translate literally, and is "Dlighidh" a variant spelling of "Dlí"?

Go raibh míle maith agaibh


It isn't a proverb but a citation of the first lines of a poem by Seaán Buidhe Mac Bruaideadha (Seán Buí Mac Bruaideadha) who lived in 14th century.

Quote:
Dlighidh ollamh urraim ríogh;
dlighidh rí cách do choimhdhíon;
gidh sluagh do chromadh fa a chuing
dual dá ollamh a urruim
[...]

(https://bardic.celt.dias.ie/pdf/POEM723.pdf)

dlighidh is a verb form, present tense, nowadays dlíonn.
First line is prob.: An ollamh deserves the respect of kings
Second line perhaps: A King ought to co-shelter everyone


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Apr 2021 4:28 pm 
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It's on JSTOR (with the translation) - Poem to Ó Briain - The Irish Monthly Vol. 49 No. 573 - March 1921 - pages 112 - 117


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Apr 2021 5:25 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:
It's on JSTOR (with the translation) - Poem to Ó Briain - The Irish Monthly Vol. 49 No. 573 - March 1921 - pages 112 - 117


https://www.jstor.org/stable/20505652?seq=1


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