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" muinín ag an múinteoir asainn."

Translation:The teacher has trust in us.

March 10, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1010201018

Quick question. Does teacher in irish derive from trust? Or is that just my weird way to remember both words?


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

No, it doesn't. It descends from múin (teach) and tóir (one who does). it's possible the ancestor of múin entered OI via Latin, but we're not sure.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nemo.Moeni

I remember it as a weird way of saying "mentor"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bush6984

Glad I'm not the only one who instantly though "do those share etymological roots?!?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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The síneadh fada isn't just there for decoration - múin and muin are no more closely related than múin and móin.


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

Would "the teacher has confidence in us" be a viable translation?

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