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  • literally, a "drink at the door" (gaelic). One last drink for the road, or stirrup cup.

    November 8, 2007

  • Ooh, love it. sionnach, do you have a gaelicisms list? If you do, where is it? If you don't, where is it?

    (Sorry, I just thought that was so funny the first time...)

    Also... is this pronounced something like "dyockandora"? Or... how is it pronounced?

    November 8, 2007

  • Encarta has an entry for it under deoch-an-doruis, though that spelling would be the Northern Irish (or Scottish) variant. Munster Irish spells the word for door as "doras", Donegal Irish uses "dorus" (the extra "i" creeps in because it's a genitive case, possibly more than anyone cares to know). Here is a link to the Encarta entry:


    November 8, 2007

  • I do have a list of words of Irish origin

    November 8, 2007

  • Oh goodie. Another favorite list! Thanks!

    November 8, 2007