My husband laughed so much when I told him that the gaelic for husband was essentially "my person" but wife was bean, pronounced like bain. Thanks Gaelic, very nice indeed
I had it in my mind from way back that duine was a person or a man, and these meanings were also given on the mouseover. Is there no specific Gaelic word for husband?
There isn't a traditional single word for husband. "duine" is very contextual:
"duine" - "person", "a person", "man", "a man" (context)
"an duine" - "the person", "the man" (context)
"an duine agam" - "my husband" (always)
Thank you very much for that.
Can you use this format for "wife" as well? Or is "wife" always "bean"?
I think it's just like bean=wife, am bean agam=my wife
For some reason my wife is 'mo bhean'. But you cannot use this phrasing for husband.