"I like Christmas."

Translation:Is maith liom an Nollaig.

3 years ago

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Ballygawley
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Question was "I like Christmas" and I answered "Is maith liom Nollag" not reflecting on "the". Could Christmas be "nollaig" without an ? http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/nollaig

3 years ago

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Yes, Nollaig by itself (or Mí na Nollag) would be December (note, the form without the < i > is the genitive!), whereas an Nollaig is Christmas.

3 years ago

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What's the etymology of the word Nollaig?

3 years ago

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A very late reply, but in case someone is still wondering, this is what Wiktionary has to say:

From Old Irish Notlaic, from Latin nātālīcia ‎(“a birthday party”), with specific reference to the birth of Christ, from nātālis ‎(“natal”), from nātus ‎(“born”). Compare Welsh Nadolig, Breton Nedeleg and French Noël.

2 years ago
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