SOINMIGE 'prosperity, affluence, happiness'. Like many other Irish words beginning with s-, SOINMIGE has its opposite in a word beginning with d-. DOINMIGE, then, is 'adversity, misfortune, misery'. The Old-Irish Milan Glosses neatly illustrate this pair of words in a quote which seems especially fitting as we move into 2017: cuingid techta a doinmigi hi soinmigi 'seeking to pass from adversity to prosperity' (Ml. 102c5)
Happy New Year/Athbhliain Faoi Shéan 's Faoi Mhaise/Bliadhna Mhath Ùr to all our followers!
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