"Ireland and England."

Translation:Éire agus Sasana.

January 20, 2015



FYI, I have reported that 'Éire is Sasana' is not accepted for 'Ireland and England' in the multiple-choice question.

January 20, 2015


Why England is Sasana, but english is béarla?

August 24, 2016


Sometime correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like "Béarla" was derived from the Old Irish word for "language," with the original term for English translating to "Saxon language" and bring shortened over time. (Here's the full article on etymology of "Béarla:" https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/B%C3%A9arla)

Meanwhile, it looks like "Sasana" was derived from the word for "Saxon." (Full etymology here: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Sasana)

Hope this helps!

August 24, 2016


For the same reason that they speak Dutch in the Netherlands?

Béarla has a broader meaning that just "the language that they speak in England", but that has come to be the primary use of the word.

August 24, 2016


Is there a different word for Saxony where the Saxons come from, to distinguish it from England where a lot of Saxons live now? ? I tried to click on the link, but it doesn't work on my cell phone.

September 16, 2016


The Terminology Database at tearma.ie says that "Saxony" is an tSacsain in modern Irish and "Saxon" is Sacsanach.

September 17, 2016


What's the difference between Éire and Éireann? So confused!

July 20, 2016


What about Scotland and Wales?

April 22, 2017


Albain agus an Bhreatain Bheag

April 30, 2017
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