" an ghaoth ag teach aniar aduaidh."

Translation:The wind is coming from the northwest.

March 14, 2015

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

Aniar aduaigh can also mean 'out of the blue', I believe. 'Thainig sé aniar aduaigh' - It came out of the blue/as a surprise.

March 14, 2015

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

You're right. The history behind that is the north-west is supposedly the only directiom an invasion hasn't occured from. So if it comes out of the north-west, it's a surprise.

March 14, 2015

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

Nobody expects the Icelandic Inquisition! ;*)

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bob1745

eða gera þeir ...

March 14, 2015

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

Maith thú, I had wondered about its history. I had guessed maybe the remoteness of Donegal but your explanation makes sense.

March 14, 2015
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