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Thread #45147   Message #666135
Posted By: katlaughing
10-Mar-02 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: Help: What does 'asthore' mean?
Subject: RE: Help: What does 'asthore' mean?
In an article of the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music, 1975, the author says it means "forever" in the River Shannon song: click here

Also, found this:

Far more precious (but perhaps no easier to catch) is a different sort of treasure, the kind embodied in the word asthore. An Irish term of endearment, asthore comes from the Irish Gaelic a stor -- literally, "oh treasure."

Also say a lot of use as a surname and place name. Now, maybe those across the pond will wake up soon and tell us which is correct!*bg*