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Thread #143902 Message #3351943
Posted By: MartinRyan
17-May-12 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Subject: RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
That use of "breacán" occurs in Irish Gaelic also c.f. Dineens dictionary glossing it as a plaid; chequered stuff . Relates to breac meaning spotted or chequered. The borderline areas between Irish-speaking (Gaeltacht)) and non-Irish speaking districts, for example, are referred to as the Breac-gaeltacht.