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14:48 Nov 27, 2001
English to Gaelic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Fox hunter
In English, it is a person's last name: Foxhunter. It may also be broken into 2 words, as in a person who hunts for fox is a fox hunter. I need the Gaelic translation for fox hunter.

Thank you.
Gary Westby

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5fiagaí sionnachColin Parmar
4 -1brocair / madra ruaxxxLia Fail

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brocair / madra rua

I found in the Gaeilic dictionary

brocair as fox-hunter

However I think taht might be badger-hunter (broc is badger)

I know for a fact taht fox is madra/maidrín rua (little red dog, literally)

More than that I was unable to find

nm. g.v. bruic; pl. bruic, a badger

nm. pl.+ean, fox-hunter

nm. g.v. -ain, porridge, gruel

nf. g. bròige; pl.+an, shoe


So this is pretty unreliable. If it's critical, contact an Irish Embassy...

xxxLia Fail
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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disagree  Colin Parmar: I believe the term "brocaire" means "terrier", refering to the dogs used to hunt badgers ("broc").
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fiagaí sionnach

Fiach = "a hunt, chase",
Fiagaí = a hunter.
There is also the word Seilg "hunt", Sealgaire "hunter".

"fox" is Sionnach or Madra rua.

The plural would be Fiagaithe sionnach/Sealgairí sionnach; or used collectively Lucht fhiach sionnach/Lucht sheilg sionnach.

Colin Parmar
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in IrishIrish
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