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  5. "Madainn mhath m' eudail."

"Madainn mhath m' eudail."

Translation:Good morning my darling.

February 8, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ealasaid.

In the 'LearnGaelic' web dictionary, m' eudail = my dear. Are 'my dear' and 'my darling' interchangeable words?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnEdding

I personally respond the same to either word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ealasaid.

:-) That's fine, not sure I do though... 'my darling' is a bit more exclusive in my vocabulary. Whereas 'my dear' gets tossed around more indiscriminately. I wouldn't want our postie to get any ideas... ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittDunne

This word has an interesting etymology.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittDunne

It's cognate with the Irish éadáil "possessions", "wealth". Originally spelled "feudail" and derived from the same source as English "fee" it referred to a person's sheep and cattle. A similar semantic development to Irish "stór". A man's livestock is his treasure, like his sweetie.

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