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  • proper n. The Gaelic language spoken in Ireland during the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries.

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  • n. Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500


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  • Irish Academy ", XXVII (1886), 135-268, in which he establishes the date of Moelchaich's recension as about 750 or at least the eighth century, and proves that the so-called Middle Irish corruptions can be paralleled from old Irish MSS., none of which are later than the ninth century; he also separates the earlier portion of the text into

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 16 [Supplement]

  • Script writer Tony Huston added a character–Mr, Grace played by Sean McClory who at one point before dinner recites the eigth-century Middle Irish poem “Donal Óg.”

    The Tae man | clusterflock

  • In Middle Irish and Old Irish, "glas" encompassed green, blue, and some shades of gray.

    A color by any other name

  • It's similar, in this respect, to the Old Irish situation, where there are few "canonical" Old Irish texts, and many more "transitional" early Middle Irish sources. CLASSICAL JAPANESE POETRY.

  • The language in LU is almost uniformly Middle Irish, not more than a century earlier than the date of the MS.; thus it shows the post-thetic _he_, _iat_, etc. as object, the adverb with _co_, the confusion of _ar_ and _for_, the extension of the _b_-future, etc.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • The Táin Bó Cúalnge, like most of the Irish saga-tales as they have come down to us in their Middle Irish dress, is chiefly in prose, but interspersed with verse.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • I quite perceive that I have not always succeeded in reproducing the precise shade of meaning of words certain of which had become antiquated and even unintelligible to the native scholars of the later Middle Irish period themselves.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • But his opinions are not decisive evidences of truth at the present day, especially when pitted against the view of the most skilled students of Old and Middle Irish grammar and texts.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • It must be remembered, however, that Colgan, though a fluent Irish speaker, had not, and from the nature of things could not have, a knowledge of the grammatical forms of Old and Middle Irish.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • From a linguistic standpoint, the most important of the Celtic languages are Old and Middle Irish due to their large textual output.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe


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