Names for God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit in Irish?
Hey guys, I'm a Christian and I'm learning Irish so I got curious, what are some names for God in Irish? Or other Biblical things as well. I looked it up but I couldn't find much. lol
Christianity has certainly influenced the development of the Irish language, as it has other European languages, but this is not to suggest that the phrases have an overt religious character today e.g. adiós, Ojalá in Spanish.
In answer your question,
Dia = God as in Dia duit = hello (singular), a contraction of Go mbeannaí Dia duit = May God bless you.
Íosa (Críost) = Jesus (Christ)
An Spiorad Naomh = The Holy Spirit
In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh = The Trinitarian formula
There are a lot of resource, including a translation of the Bible (an Bíobla Naofa) available for free online. As always, Google is your friend in these matters.
Here's a link for An Bíobla Naofa: http://www.anbioblanaofa.org/ . It's good practice to read some passages side-by-side and find the Irish names for Biblical figures like Eve=Éabha or Joseph=Iósaef. I looked and couldn't find any audio for An Bíobla Naofa, unfortunately. I liked listening to the Bible and Quran in Arabic because it helped immensely with diction.