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Thread #27966   Message #345877
Posted By: Jimmy C
23-Nov-00 - 11:01 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran history
Subject: RE: Help: Bodhran history
I believe that Guest JTT is correct, it was a farm implement for chaffing wheat. The word Bodhran means 2 things in Irish

1 - Bodhran m- deaf person 2 - Bodhran m - hand drum - fada over the a in both cases.

other related words are

bodhar - deaf/numb bodhaire - deafness bodhraigh - deafen, annoy, deaden bodhranai - bodhran player