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Faclan Ndair / Dictionary of Gaelic Nature Words


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Am Faoilleach
m
Faoilteach
January
Traditionally - 'the season of the wolf-ravage'.
Am Mrt
m
March
An Citean
m
a' Mhigh f
May
Traditionally, fires we're lit and cattle driven through them on the first day of the month - L Buidhe Bealltainn.
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An Dmhair
f
October
Dmhair is also the Gaelic for the deer rutting season which occurs in October.
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An Dbhlachd
f
Ddlachd f
December
Means 'depths of winter'.
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An Gearran
m
February
The time of the horse wind.
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An Giblean
m
April
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An Lnastal
m
August
Originally a festival to the pagan god Lugh.
An t-Iuchar
m
Am Mos Buidhe m
July
Am Mos Buidhe is 'the yellow month'.
An t-gmhios
m
June
An t-Samhain
f
Am Mos Dubh m
November
Am Mos Dubh is 'the black month'; Samhain is the traditional start of winter.
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An t-Sultain
f
September
The time of fattened animals.
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earrach
m
earraichean
spring (season)
One would normally use 'as t-earrach' (in the spring) when refering to springtime.
foghar
m
autumn (season)
geamhradh
m
geamhraidhean
winter (season)
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samhradh
m
samhraidhean
summer (season)
in summer = as t-samhradh
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