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Amadán (Fool)

Spreading the Words

Read by Máire Ní Mhaonaigh.

Unravelling the sinister history of amadán, the Modern Irish word for ‘fool’.

Spreading the Words is a series on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and produced in association with the book A History of Ireland in 100 Words and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (www.dil.ie).

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