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Kisatchie
01-26-2010, 11:27 PM
Does anyone know what the Gaelic word for "storm" is? Thanks for any help.

IceCreamEmpress
01-26-2010, 11:30 PM
Irish or Scottish? And what kind of storm?

Kisatchie
01-26-2010, 11:48 PM
Irish or Scottish? And what kind of storm?

Scottish. I'm looking for a generic storm, rain, wind and such.

PeterL
01-27-2010, 01:08 AM
Try one ofthese:
http://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/bb/lorg.php?faclair=bb&seorsa=Beurla&facal=storm&eis_saor=on

Kisatchie
01-27-2010, 01:38 AM
I found this, which seems to be what I need (thanks a million!):

"stoirm - nf. g.+e; pl.+ean or +eannan, a storm"

I am guessing that nf. means noun, feminine, and that pl. +ean (etc) means plural endings.

However, I am at a loss as to what "g.+e" means. Any one have any ideas.

IceCreamEmpress
01-27-2010, 01:47 AM
It means that you form the genitive case by adding an -e to the end of the root.

I don't know Scottish Gaelic, but the Irish stoirm takes an e in the genitive: /an stoirm/, "the storm", but /neart na stoirme/ "the force of the storm."

Medievalist
01-27-2010, 01:50 AM
I found this, which seems to be what I need (thanks a million!):

"stoirm - nf. g.+e; pl.+ean or +eannan, a storm"

I am guessing that nf. means noun, feminine, and that pl. +ean (etc) means plural endings.

However, I am at a loss as to what "g.+e" means. Any one have any ideas.

That's a loan word, borrowed from English. I'd use gailleann--it does imply wind and rain both though, not just rain.

Kisatchie
01-27-2010, 02:31 AM
That's a loan word, borrowed from English.

I need a word that sounds close to storm, so I'm stuck with "stoirm":e2violin:

Michael Parks
01-28-2010, 11:11 AM
From my 894 page word doc of "Gaelic Words and Phrases from Wester Ross", "stoirm" is indeed a Gaelic word used for "storm".