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21:52 Jan 28, 2002
Irish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Irish term or phrase: braes
Ye banks & braes O bonny doon
Steve Gordon
English translation:hill, hillside, slope
Explanation:
Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon is the name of a song written by Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet, whose birthday is celebrated in Scotland on 25th January. I had to sing this when I was young (I'm Scottish!), so I know it quite well. The word brae is used in Scotland very often to mean a hill.

The Banks O'Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... Standard English Translation. 1. Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom ... You
banks and sides of bonny Doon, How can you bloom so fresh and ...
www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translations/451.htm - 8k - En caché - Páginas similares

Ye Banks And Braes Of Bonnie Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
Ye Banks And Braes Of Bonny Doon. Words and Music by : Robert Burns Arranged and
adapted by: Publisher: Recorded by Norman Luboff Choir on:: CS8157. ...
w1.871.telia.com/~u87125994/lyrics/ye_banks_and_braes.htm - 4k - En caché - Páginas similares

Banks o' Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... [1967:] It is quite clear that this melody [of The Foggy Dew I] corresponds to the
second half of the well known Banks and braes of bonny Doon tune. The origin ...
mysongbook.de/msb/songs/b/bksodoon.html - 12k - En caché - Páginas similares

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Note added at 2002-01-28 22:10:51 (GMT)
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Here\'s the Merriam-Webster definition of brae. In this case, they are the braes of the river Doon. However, in Scotland, we use the word for hills that are not next to rivers too.

HTH

Sheila

Main Entry: brae
Pronunciation: \'brA
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English bra, from Old Norse brA eyelid; akin to Old English br[AE]w eyebrow, and probably to Old English bregdan to move quickly -- more at BRAID
Date: 13th century
chiefly Scottish : a hillside especially along a river

http://www.bonnydoon.got.net/rburns.html
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/scotmidi/bonidoon.htm

The last 2 references are to let you listen to the music, if you haven\'t heard it. You can sing along to 2 versions of the song!

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Note added at 2002-01-28 22:12:11 (GMT)
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I forgot to add, brae is not an Irish word as far as I know. S

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Note added at 2002-01-28 22:12:21 (GMT)
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I forgot to add, brae is not an Irish word as far as I know. SJH
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Sheila Hardie
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Local time: 22:07
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4 +1hill, hillside, slope
Sheila Hardie


  

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hill, hillside, slope


Explanation:
Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon is the name of a song written by Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet, whose birthday is celebrated in Scotland on 25th January. I had to sing this when I was young (I'm Scottish!), so I know it quite well. The word brae is used in Scotland very often to mean a hill.

The Banks O'Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... Standard English Translation. 1. Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom ... You
banks and sides of bonny Doon, How can you bloom so fresh and ...
www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translations/451.htm - 8k - En caché - Páginas similares

Ye Banks And Braes Of Bonnie Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
Ye Banks And Braes Of Bonny Doon. Words and Music by : Robert Burns Arranged and
adapted by: Publisher: Recorded by Norman Luboff Choir on:: CS8157. ...
w1.871.telia.com/~u87125994/lyrics/ye_banks_and_braes.htm - 4k - En caché - Páginas similares

Banks o' Doon - [ Traduzca esta página ]
... [1967:] It is quite clear that this melody [of The Foggy Dew I] corresponds to the
second half of the well known Banks and braes of bonny Doon tune. The origin ...
mysongbook.de/msb/songs/b/bksodoon.html - 12k - En caché - Páginas similares

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2002-01-28 22:10:51 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Here\'s the Merriam-Webster definition of brae. In this case, they are the braes of the river Doon. However, in Scotland, we use the word for hills that are not next to rivers too.

HTH

Sheila

Main Entry: brae
Pronunciation: \'brA
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English bra, from Old Norse brA eyelid; akin to Old English br[AE]w eyebrow, and probably to Old English bregdan to move quickly -- more at BRAID
Date: 13th century
chiefly Scottish : a hillside especially along a river

http://www.bonnydoon.got.net/rburns.html
http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/scotmidi/bonidoon.htm

The last 2 references are to let you listen to the music, if you haven\'t heard it. You can sing along to 2 versions of the song!

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2002-01-28 22:12:11 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I forgot to add, brae is not an Irish word as far as I know. S

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Note added at 2002-01-28 22:12:21 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I forgot to add, brae is not an Irish word as far as I know. SJH

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 22:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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