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English translation: earth fairy (Old English?)

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00:53 Dec 28, 2002
Gaelic to English translations [PRO]
Gaelic term or phrase: erthefae
Was used as a name, that's the only context info I have.
Mada
Local time: 09:08
English translation:earth fairy (Old English?)
Explanation:
Just some deductions based on guess work and the extracts below. It's definitely not the Irish language.


De la même manière, les elfes de la tradition celte ne sont généralement pas définis comme “ bons ” ou “ mauvais ”, mais comme habitants de l'Autre Monde (ou Faërie) synonymes des êtres fae qui peuvent apparaître pour les humains, aussi bien origine de bonheur (c'est bien ce qu'apporte la demoiselle fae au chevalier Lanval dans le lai de Marie de France qui porte son nom) que de malheur (la capture de la reine Heurodis dans Sir Orfeo). Certains critiques ont également interprété les Calaquendi et Moriquendi comme directs descendants des elfes de lumières et elfes noirs de la mythologie scandinave [70] ,


Le mot “ Middle-Earth ” comme l'explique l'auteur dans la lettre déjà citée plus haut à l'éditeur américain Houghton Mifflin, vient du moyen anglais “ middel-erde (or erthe), altered from Old English middangeard ” (que Tolkien emprunte au Crist de Cynewulf) et n'est autre que “ the name for the inhabited lands of men 'between the seas' ” (letter 165; p.220).

http://www.google.ie/search?q=cache:EcxFm6TJxk8C:www.jrrvf.c...

Fairies, elves, dryads, brownies, gnomes, trolls, sprites, elementals, and devas: all of these are fey. The fey are commonly understood to be Earth or Nature Spirits who reside in an alternate mystical and vibrational realm. There are myriad tribes in the fairy realms - as there are in the mortal domain. The fey are also just as busy, friendly, benevolent, mischievous, wicked, and passionate as we are. They can be opinionated, malicious, affectionate and timid; some are spiteful and vile, and they are sometimes just as mean spirited as humans occasionally are. I have enjoyed being connected to them and they to me since childhood.

http://www.google.ie/search?q=cache:baxlpMhK0bMC:www.widders...

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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 10:08
Grading comment
Thanks for the answer, I was beginning to move toward maybe thinking it wasn't gaelic. Again thanks for the answer I can finally relax :-).
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earth fairy (Old English?)


Explanation:
Just some deductions based on guess work and the extracts below. It's definitely not the Irish language.


De la même manière, les elfes de la tradition celte ne sont généralement pas définis comme “ bons ” ou “ mauvais ”, mais comme habitants de l'Autre Monde (ou Faërie) synonymes des êtres fae qui peuvent apparaître pour les humains, aussi bien origine de bonheur (c'est bien ce qu'apporte la demoiselle fae au chevalier Lanval dans le lai de Marie de France qui porte son nom) que de malheur (la capture de la reine Heurodis dans Sir Orfeo). Certains critiques ont également interprété les Calaquendi et Moriquendi comme directs descendants des elfes de lumières et elfes noirs de la mythologie scandinave [70] ,


Le mot “ Middle-Earth ” comme l'explique l'auteur dans la lettre déjà citée plus haut à l'éditeur américain Houghton Mifflin, vient du moyen anglais “ middel-erde (or erthe), altered from Old English middangeard ” (que Tolkien emprunte au Crist de Cynewulf) et n'est autre que “ the name for the inhabited lands of men 'between the seas' ” (letter 165; p.220).

http://www.google.ie/search?q=cache:EcxFm6TJxk8C:www.jrrvf.c...

Fairies, elves, dryads, brownies, gnomes, trolls, sprites, elementals, and devas: all of these are fey. The fey are commonly understood to be Earth or Nature Spirits who reside in an alternate mystical and vibrational realm. There are myriad tribes in the fairy realms - as there are in the mortal domain. The fey are also just as busy, friendly, benevolent, mischievous, wicked, and passionate as we are. They can be opinionated, malicious, affectionate and timid; some are spiteful and vile, and they are sometimes just as mean spirited as humans occasionally are. I have enjoyed being connected to them and they to me since childhood.

http://www.google.ie/search?q=cache:baxlpMhK0bMC:www.widders...



xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 10:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Thanks for the answer, I was beginning to move toward maybe thinking it wasn't gaelic. Again thanks for the answer I can finally relax :-).
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