Book Cover
Author McMahon, Seán.

Title Brewer's dictionary of Irish phrase & fable / Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue ; foreword by Maeve Binchy
Published London [England] : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (5655 entries) : 1 image, digital files
Summary Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is devoted exclusively to the history, culture, mythology and language of the island of Ireland. Like its parent volume (Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable), the 'Irish Brewer' covers a huge range of different subjects, and is particularly generous in its account of legend, superstition and folklore. It is generous also in its insights into the origins and history of words and phrases, and contains a remarkable array of expressions and allusions that the user might struggle to find in an 'ordinary' dictionary or encyclopedia of Ireland
Its many A to Z entries, from Aachen to Zozimus, include Celtic gods and goddesses, bards, beasts, literary allusions, proverbial sayings, idiomatic phrases and expressions, characters from Irish literature ancient and modern, resonant place-names, and individuals and events of 'iconic' stature in Irish history. A significant number of entries relate to contemporary Irish life and culture
Notes A-Z
Includes graphical cross-reference mapper
Title page of print version
Subject Irish philology -- Encyclopedias.
Mythology, Celtic -- Ireland -- Encyclopedias.
Ireland -- Encyclopedias.
Ireland -- Civilization -- Encyclopedias.
Ireland -- In literature -- Encyclopedias.
Ireland -- Languages -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Ebook
Form Electronic book
Author O'Donoghue, Jo.
ISBN 1849725926 (online)
9781849725927 (online)
Other Titles Dictionary of Irish phrase & fable
Irish phrase & fable
Dictionary of Irish phrase and fable
Irish phrase and fable