Thirty-Two Words For Field


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Product ID: 48347 ISBN: 9780717187973 Catagóirí: , , Clib:

Lost Words of the Irish Landscape.

The Irish language has thirty-two words for field. Among them are:

Geamhar – a field of corn-grass

Tuar – a field for cattle at night

Réidhleán – a field for games or dancing

Cathairín – a field with a fairy-dwelling in it

The richness of a language closely tied to the natural ladscape offered our ancestors a more magical way of seeing the world.  Before we lose their unique knowledge, let us consider the sublime beauty and profound oddness of the ancient tongue that has been spoken on this island for over 2,000 years.


Thirty-Two Words for Field is a labour of love by a passionate intellectual within a tradition we more recently associate with Tim Robinson and Robert MacFarlane,” writes Hilary White in the Irish Independent Review on 5th Sept 2020. He describes the book as a “rich and absorbing work.”


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