Irish Proverb word senses
Total 21 word senses
- aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile (Proverb) it takes one to know one; literally, "A beetle recognises another beetle"
- an rud a fhaightear go bog caitear go bog é (Proverb) easy come, easy go
- an té atá saor caitheadh sé an chéad chloch (Proverb) people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones (do not criticize others if you have similar weaknesses yourself)
- buail an t-iarann te (Proverb) strike while the iron is hot
- bíonn cluasa ar an gcoill (Proverb) walls have ears (literally, ‘the forest has ears’)
- bíonn cluasa ar na claíocha (Proverb) walls have ears
- cad é a dhéanfadh mac an chait ach luch a mharú (Proverb) like father, like son; literally, "what would the son of the cat do but kill a mouse?"
- eochair uaisle éadach (Proverb) fine feathers make fine birds
- folaíonn grá gráin (Proverb) love is blind
- gach díograis go deireadh (Proverb) blood is thicker than water
- is bách iad lucht aon cheirde (Proverb) birds of a feather flock together (literally, ‘people of the same craft are affectionate’)
- is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste (Proverb) Broken Irish is better than clever English; it is better to speak Irish, no matter your skill level, than it is to speak English.
- is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte (Proverb) health is your first wealth
- is fearr beagán den ghaol ná mórán den charthanas (Proverb) blood is thicker than water
- is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras (Proverb) hunger is a good sauce
- is treise dúchas ná oiliúint (Proverb) a leopard cannot change its spots (literally, ‘instinct is stronger than upbringing’)
- ní breac é go raibh sé ar an bport (Proverb) don't count your chickens before they're hatched
- níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin (Proverb) there's no place like home; literally "there's no hearth like your own hearth"
- níl aon tóin tinn mar do thóin tinn féin (Proverb) There's no sore arse like your own sore arse.
- níor eitigh páipéar bán dúch riamh (Proverb) Youth is impressionable. (literally "Blank paper never rejected ink.")
- seachnaíonn súil ní nach bhfeiceann (Proverb) out of sight, out of mind
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