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Unravelling the sinister history of 'amadán'

05 February 2021

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we learn about the Modern Irish word for ‘fool’.

Episode 25: Amadán (fool). 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 Máire Ní Mhaonaigh.

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