DiarDaoin why the 'ar'?

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DiarDaoin why the 'ar'?

Unread postby CJ_ » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:38 pm

Why is there an 'ar' in DiarDaoin? Why is it not just DiDaoin? What are the origins of the 'ar'?



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DiarDaoin why the 'ar'?

Unread postby akerbeltz » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:30 pm

It's a shortened for of di eadar dà aoine - day between two fast days (i.e. DiarDaoin, since Wednesday is di ciad aoin "day of the first fast" and Friday di h-aoine "day of fast"

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DiarDaoin why the 'ar'?

Unread postby CJ_ » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:19 pm

Móran taing!