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An ould yoke

15 January 2021

Learn how the word 'yoke' was used in Old Irish in today's episode of Spreading the Words

The Irish are fond of referring to an ‘ould yoke’, but how were words for ‘yoke’ used in Old Irish?  

Episode 22: Cuing (yoke). Listen to the podcast here.

Spreading the Words is a new series by MoLi on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life. The episodes are written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, authors of A History of Ireland in 100 Words, and produced in association with the book and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language. Read by Deirdre Lewis.

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