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18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge

posted 17 Oct 2017, 14:32 by Shane O'Neill

1. Spéirling – hurricane
2. Dallsíon – a blinding storm
3. Seadbhroan – sideways rain
4. Líbíneach – dripping wet

5. Ainligh – to hold steady against strong winds or currents
6. Spútrach - splashing rain
7. Aimliú - ruined by bad weather
8. Dubhfliuch – very wet (literally ‘black wet’)

9. Stolladh gaoithe – a violent wind
10. Taise – damp
11. Clagarnach bháistí – clattering rain
12. Stolpach – dry, windy weather (also means ‘constipation’)

13. Seordán na gaoithe - the rustling of the wind
14. Scalach – strong sudden gust
15. Aiteall – fine spell between showers
16. Múirling – heavy sudden shower

17. Gailbheach – windy and showery
18. Fuacht failce ort! – May a cold shower catch you (or, bad luck to you for not taking proper precautions against the weather)



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