“Grian” as intensifier?

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  • #36993
    Aubry
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    Dia daoibh.

    I’m sure that when I was at school I learned the phrase “grian grá” as an intensifier for plain old grá. As in “táim I ngrian grá lei”. Or it might have been ‘grianghrá’. Whichever way, I can’t now find it in in my dictionaries. Is it a real idiom, or is this another time I misheard a nun?

    GRMA

    #46201
    Onuvanja
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    Interesting. There’s the endearment “grianán” (darling), could that be the one you’re after? Or perhaps “dianghrá” (passionate love)?

    #46206
    Héilics Órbhuí
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    It’s entirely possible, but I can’t help but wonder if you actually are thinking of “gealghrá”.

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