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22:33 May 17, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
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
paul
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Summary of answers provided
5WhiskeyPeter Thomson
nawater of life / whiskey
Alexander Schleber
nawater
Carla Zwanenberg
naWhiskey, Whisky
Eva Linderoth


  

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13 mins
Whiskey, Whisky


Explanation:
The word is gaelic for whiskey/whisky


    checked in Swedish encyclopedia
Eva Linderoth
Sweden
Local time: 14:49
Native speaker of: Swedish
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17 mins
water


Explanation:
Hi Paul,

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

Carla


    Reference: http://www.ceantar.org/cgi-bin/grmqsearch.cgi/Irish?uisce
    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1646/uisce.html
Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 14:49
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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2 hrs
water of life / whiskey


Explanation:
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
Belgium
Local time: 14:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Whiskey


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


Peter Thomson
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