A dictionary of Anglo-Irish

Words and phrases from Gaelic in the English of Ireland


Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-445-8
2000; repr. 2013.. 240pp.

This work fills a long-felt void in the study of both Irish and English, by providing the first extensive compilation of Hiberno-English words, their meanings and etymologies. The legendary eloquence of the Irish is here shown to be the product of not one, but two languages.

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe, one-time professor of literature at University College Dublin, is the author of the ever-popular Words We Use column in the Irish Times. He is also author of Irish Words and Phrases (2002), From the Viking word-hoard A dictionary of Scandinavian words in the languages of Britain and Ireland (2010) and A supplement to the Dictionary of Scandinavian words in the languages of Britain and Ireland (2013).