global directory of translation services
 The translation workplace
KudoZ home » Dutch to English » Art/Literary

uisce beatha


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
22:33 May 17, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: uisce beatha
this should be a friendly greeting as of what langauge it is i am uncertain? hoping you can tell me langauge and meaning of this word or phrase
well i see now that i have to enter a langauge so i'm just going to guess one what langauge it is i really have know idea maybe you can still help

Summary of answers provided
5WhiskeyPeter Thomson
nawater of life / whiskey
Alexander Schleber
Carla Zwanenberg
naWhiskey, Whisky
Eva Linderoth



13 mins
Whiskey, Whisky

The word is gaelic for whiskey/whisky

    checked in Swedish encyclopedia
Eva Linderoth
Local time: 21:11
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

17 mins

Hi Paul,

Uisce beatha is Gaelic/Irish and it means "Water of life".
Take a look at the pages below :)


Carla Zwanenberg
Local time: 21:11
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 187
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs
water of life / whiskey

Both Gerolamo and Zwanenberg are right.
The meaning is "water of life" and the pronunciation was transformed into whiskey by the English, which is what the term is used for most frequently.

I love Irish whiskey! Have you ever tried Powers, or Jameson, which is available in most stores. Truly invigorating.

Alexander Schleber
Local time: 21:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 810
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

267 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

It is Gaelic and it literally means "Water of life".

Peter Thomson
Local time: 21:11
PRO pts in pair: 7
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also: