Olive groves

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Olive groves

Unread post by PamB » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:45 pm

Ciamar a chanas mi "olive groves" anns a Ghàidhlig?

olive tree = crann-ola
clump of trees, grove = doire
or sacred tree/grove = bile

So.... bilan crainn-ola? doireachan chrainn-ola?

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by akerbeltz » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:46 pm

bile(an) isn't really a word any more most folk would recognize. I'd probably go for coille naomh chrann-ola.

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by PamB » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:30 am

Mòran taing. Just wondered about "naomh" - is it used there to emphasise the importance of olive trees to communities, rather than their "saintliness/holiness"?

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by akerbeltz » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:22 pm

LOL well I could only go by what you posted ;) coille naomh chrann-ola is as open to interpretation as to whom they're sacred to as the phrase sacred olive groves would be in English. If you want to be specific, you have to get wordier, like coilltean chrann-ola a tha naomh dhan choimhearsnachd i.e. which are holy to the community.

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by Níall Beag » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:31 pm

Sacred wasn't part of the original request though, was it? It was just part of the dictionary definition of bile...

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by akerbeltz » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:04 pm

Yes, I wasn't sure about that but assumed since Pam went with bile rather than coille that she wanted that sacred bit in there.

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Re: Olive groves

Unread post by PamB » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:47 pm

Well, I suppose in this context the olive trees/groves are so important for livelihoods that they do take on a sort of sacred role! I'm limited to 140 characters, so will see if I've got room for 'naomh'.

Mòran taing!

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