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From: George Irubakidze <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Blood of the Irish
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 08:52:55 -0800 (PST)
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Just some remarks:
Somehow I always thought that Éire derives from Aryan like Iran, Armenia, Iron/Iriston (Ossetian), Herria (nation, country in Basque), Eri (nation, army in my native Georgian) etc.

And funny enough iverni just means Georgians (in old an new Georgian) iver-ROOT -n- PLURAL marker -i CASE marker, one of the ancient names for Georgia being Iberia/Iveria.


--- On Tue, 1/6/09, Alan R <> wrote:
From: Alan R <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Blood of the Irish
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 10:16 AM
In the very earliest layers of Irish literature it is hard to uncover a native
word that meant all Irish.  Gael is a borrowing from the Welsh, Scotti seems to
be of late Roman Latin origin, a word Feni noted in early texts may be more of a
class term than an ethnic, the word for Ireland seems to have been taken from
just one tribe/group of tribes called the Iverni/ Erainn etc.

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