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6.4. A proverbial phrase ("Dombvidla voga")

Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:04 pm


Dεa dombvidla vōga dεa vidla vōga pēsa [passion] vōga


Easter-Sunday weather will last all the week.
More correctly probably:
the weather of Passion-week will be the weather of Easter week.


Re: 6.4. A proverbial phrase ("Dombvidla voga")

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:02 pm

Sorry for the repeated injections of Gaelic, I know it's not strictly on topic, but it's very interesting this phrase.

In Kilfinan Parish, where I grew up, we had a name for this time:

'Latha na Cailliche' : Old Woman's Day
Dh' iarr i trì làithean de dh' April airson marbhamh nan uan
She (A' Chailleach Bheur) requested three days of April for killing the lambs

-It means that the first three days in April were as cold as March. The Cailleach was a famous witch who resided in Argyll and could on any form that she desired. There are multiple fire-side stories associated with her, some of which are still told....
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