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  • #36625
    Labhrás
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    Cén fáth nach dtugtar “Máire Nic an tSaoi” ar Máire Mhac an tSaoi?

    #44769
    Onuvanja
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    Deir an Vicipéid gur leis an sloinne Béarla “MacEntee” a rugadh sí. B’fhéidir gurbh fhearr léi gan é a athrú beag beann ar na rialacha? Níl a fhios ‘am.

    #44775
    Labhrás
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    “Nic an tSaoi” is a usual Irish female surname.
    On the other hand, “Máire Mhac an tSaoi” doesn’t feel to be a real “name” at all, it’s rather like an explanation: “Máire of the Mac an tSaoi”, perhaps a reference to “the Mac an tSaoi“, her father (Seán Mac an tSaoi)?

    #44787
    Onuvanja
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    Go deimhin. Cheapfá gur aidiacht atá ann ar nós “Breathnach” (firincneach) agus “Bhreathnach” (bainiscneach).

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