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What does "Erin go braugh" mean?

Asked by RandomGirl (3357points) 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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