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Brewer"s dictionary of Irish phrase and fable

SEAN MCMAHON

Brewer"s dictionary of Irish phrase and fable

by SEAN MCMAHON

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL22606056M
ISBN 100304363340

E. Cobham Brewer's reference on phrase origins and allusions from myth and fable, edition. Ancient and Celtic Ireland Food and drink Literature, culture and the arts Modern Irish history Myth and folklore Names and nicknames Northern Ireland and the Troubles Peoples and groups Places and place-names Quotations and speeches Religion The Irish diaspora Words, phrases and sayings: Other Titles: Dictionary of Irish phrase and fable.

Get this from a library! Brewer's dictionary of Irish phrase & fable. [Seán McMahon; Jo O'Donoghue] -- 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. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published in , this treasury of 'words that have a tale to tell has established itself as one of the great reference classics-the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information.

Get this from a library! Brewer's dictionary of Irish phrase & fable. [Seán McMahon; Jo O'Donoghue] -- Provides definitions of Irish phrases and words and explains their historical origins. Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the s:


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Its encyclopedic entries explore the island's history, literature, language, folklore and mythology, making for an eclectic mix of people, places, historical events, facts and phrases/5(9).

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Author: File Size: MB. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's, is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions, and figures, whether historical or mythical. The "Revised and Updated Edition" from the s is now in the public domain, and Web-based versions are available online.

The most recent version is the 20th edition. Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. Its 6, encyclopedic entries explore the island's history, literature, language, folklore and mythology, making for an eclectic mix of people, places.

Much loved for its wit and wisdom sinceBrewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer’s “is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.”.

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In the tradition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable comes the most complete single-volume reference guide to the folklore, language and culture of Ireland. Authors Jo O'Donoghue and Sean McMahon cover an impressive range of subjects in over entries, with special attention paid to the unique legends, superstitions and fables of the Emerald Isle/5(14).

Get this from a library. Brewer's dictionary of Irish phrase & fable. [Seán McMahon; Jo O'Donoghue] -- "Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is an entirely new 'Brewer's' dedicated to the history, culture and mythology of the 'Emerald Isle'.

Its authors have sifted through a huge amount of. Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc).

Will be a good Reading copy. BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF IRISH PHRASE & FABLE (CASSELL DICTIONARY OF) By Sean Mcmahon.In the tradition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable comes the most complete single-volume reference guide to the folklore, language and culture of Ireland.

Authors Jo O'Donoghue and Sean McMahon cover an impressive range of subjects in over entries, with special attention paid to the unique legends, superstitions and fables of the Emerald Isle/5(1).Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable (ISBN ) was created by Jo O'Donoghue and Sean McMahon for the Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable series of books.

It contains over five thousand entries regarding various subjects about Ireland and its sayings, myths, legends and fables.

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