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19 ways to say 'drunk' as Gaeilge

Teach tábhairne, anyone?

Whiskey Source: omye

JUST AS WE Irish have a lot of words for potato, we have a lot of words for having drink taken.

Behold the poetry…

1. Ar meisce – drunk

2. Óltach – intoxicated

3. Ar stealladh meisce – dead drunk

4. Bhí dhá thrian mesice air- he was three parts drunk

5. Caoch ar meisce – blind drunk

6. Ar deargmheisce – mad drunk

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7. Súgach – merry

8. Ar bogmheisce – tipsy

9. Dallta leis an ól – blind with the drink

10. Ar stealladh na ngrást – drunk as a lord

11. Are meisce agus go mí-iomprach – drunk and disorderly

12. Meisciúil – drunken

13. Babhta óil – a drunken bout

Drink Source: Bardaga

14. Gan féith ná comhaireamh a bheithe agat – without sinew or counting at you (dead drunk)

15. Gan chos faoi – legless

16. Ar na stoic stártha – blind drunk

17. I do chiafart – in a state

18. Leathbháite – drowned

19. Ní fheicfeadh sé poll sa dréimire – Completely blind drunk

Terms via Transparent Language, Pota Focal, Teaglann.ie

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