Definitions for Irish
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Irish.
Irish, Irish peoplenoun
people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
Irish, Irish whiskey, Irish whiskynoun
whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
Irish, Irish Gaelicadjective
the Celtic language of Ireland
of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
Irishn. sing. & pl.
The language of the Irish; also called Irish Gaelic or the Hiberno-Celtic.
The Irish people.
A board game of the tables family.
Temper; anger, passion.
whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.
Pertaining to the Irish language.
(Derogatory) Nonsensical, daft or complex.
"A number of derogatory nicknames began to emerge, including "Irish confetti" for thrown bricks, and "Irish kiss" for a slap" (Wisegeek.com)
The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland
Etymology: Irisce (12th c.), from Īras, from írar, from Ériu (mod. Éire), from Īwerjū 'fat land, fertile'; akin to, '.
of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland
the natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants
the language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic
an old game resembling backgammon
Etymology: [AS. risc, fr. ras the Irish. Cf. Aryan, Erse.]
Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic or Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is currently spoken as a first language by a small minority of Irish people, as well as being a second language for a rather larger group. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland. It is an official language of the European Union and an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland. Irish was the predominant language of the Irish people for most of their recorded history, and they brought it with them to other countries, notably Scotland and the Isle of Man, where it gave rise to Scottish Gaelic and Manx. It has the oldest vernacular literature in Western Europe. The fate of the language was influenced by the increasing power of the British state in Ireland. Elizabethan officials viewed the use of Irish unfavourably, as being a threat to all things English in Ireland. Its decline began under English rule in the seventeenth century. The latter part of the nineteenth century saw a dramatic decrease in the number of speakers, beginning after the Great Famine of 1845–1852. Irish-speaking areas were hit especially hard. By the end of British rule, the language was spoken by less than 15% of the national population. Since then, Irish speakers have been in the minority except in areas collectively known as the Gaeltacht. Ongoing efforts have been made to preserve, promote and revive the language by both the state and independent individuals and organisations, but with mixed results.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ī′rish, adj. relating to or produced in Ireland.—n. language of the Irish, a form of Celtic: (pl.) the natives or inhabitants of Ireland.—ns. I′ricism, I′rishism, a phrase or idiom peculiar to the Irish.—n.pl. I′rishry, the people of Ireland.—Irish moss, carrageen; Irish stew, a palatable dish of mutton, onions, and potatoes, seasoned, and stewed in water mixed with flour.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Irish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1738
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Rank popularity for the word 'Irish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2891
Rank popularity for the word 'Irish' in Adjectives Frequency: #229
The numerical value of Irish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Irish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Irish basically has a really beautiful musicality, they start at the top and go all the way down to the bottom. The other thing they do that adds to the beauty of it is they're soft on the consonants, like Ds and Ts. If( the Irish language) were a person, it'd be very sensitive and spiritual.
But you know what’s also sad to me is that this cohort, I wrote about my Irish Catholic working class family, this cohort used to be so patriotic, and so much America—love it or leave it, things that I didn’t like about it, but that was just so stirred by this country’s—what they perceived as its values and much of the same cohort is with Donald Trump—dismissing the Russia allegations, doing nothing to support the people who are trying to get answers, and I find this kind of relative, this relativity about well, you know, if my guy doesn’t think it’s important or if my guy might even be threatened by it, then I don’t care either, that is not patriotism. That is something else entirely.
We welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to ensuring that the Brexit deal in no way weakens the United Kingdom, but it is also vitally important that the EU's interpretation of the backstop is rejected and ensure there is no border down the Irish sea.
In the eyes of Irish law, I'm equal to an unborn fetus. I'm not.
This happened on St. Patrick's Day week, being Irish, it must have been the luck of the Irish that helped me find Pinky again on the second day.
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