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What does "Erin go braugh" mean?

Asked by RandomGirl (3352 points ) March 16th, 2013 from iPhone

It’s all over the place on St. Patty’s Day stuff. My iPod translation app isn’t giving me anything. Is it Irish? What does it mean?

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Brian1946's avatar

‘tis Irish Gaelic for Ireland forever, or so I’ve heard.

RandomGirl's avatar

@Brian1946: well that makes sense, at least. Maybe now I’ll come up with something else to wonder about when I get bored at work. :)

Staalesen's avatar

From wikipedia

Erin go Bragh (pron.: /ˌɛrɪn ɡə ˈbrɑː/), sometimes Erin go Braugh, is the anglicisation of an Irish phrase, Éirinn go Brách, and is used to express allegiance to Ireland. It is most often translated as “Ireland Forever.”[1]

So, yes, it is Irleland forever

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Ireland forever! ‘Tis just a wee bit of an Irish loyalty and love thing. Keep off the faerie hills, lass, lest the fae play a trick on ye!

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theodiskaz's avatar

The words “Aryan”, “Eire”, and “Iran” are all supposed to derive from a Proto-Indoeuropean root of self-designation, and with a meaning, roughly, of “Noble”.

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