Translate "spirit" into Scottish Gaeilc
September 8, 2008 8:19 PM Subscribe
Can you help me figure out the best Scottish Gaelic word for translating the English word "spirit" for a tattoo project?
posted by franklen to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
I recently spent 3 weeks in Scotland at the Findhorn Institute experiencing
spirituality in community, and as part of my travels this summer want to
mark the time with a tattoo. I have "Manifest" (in english) and "Peace"
('Fridur' in Icelandic where I spent the other significant portion of my
travels this summer) and want to add "spirit" in Scottish Gaelic. I have
looked up the word on a few online translation dictionaries and have gotten
numerous words with numerous definitions which sometimes are quite close.
Can anyone help me determine the exact word I want for this project?
I've come up with these possibilities, but would love to hear if there are
others that come forth from this query:
Or even perhaps if there is a word that would relate more so to the English
"spirituality"? I did find "spioradail" which is an adjective though I
think, meaning 'spiritual'. I think I would like a noun for this, but am
open to all possibilities.