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  5. "Tá bia ag an mbantiarna."

" bia ag an mbantiarna."

Translation:The lady has food.

December 17, 2014

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

Just a note that this means an actual Lady, as in a Countess or Baroness or the like.


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

More to the point, it's a compound of 'ban' (woman) + 'tiarna' (lord), and while grammatically masculine (4th declension), it's treated as feminine.


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

Is the eclipsis on mbantiarna the Ulster way, or the Munster+Connacht way? Would the other option be to lenite?


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

The Ulster way would be to lenite after ag an.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeffFoster14

" ... which she distributes to the poor every Thursday. "


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

So that's why she doesn't run?


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

In modern Irish doesn't it mean landlady?

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