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Please translate Haitín

Postby Tuar_Ceatha » 14 Jun 2014, 19:17

Hi,

I'm using Learning Irish as one of my learning tools and currently I am putting down translations for all of the words in Appendix 1.

I have come across a word that the book doesn't translate, also it doesn't show up in my Collins Irish Dictionary, and the only place online where I can reliably find the word is in the lyrics to a song "Seán 's a Bhríste Leathair" (John in leather trousers) [http://www.macsuibhne.com/amhran/teacs/226.htm]

Stocaí dubha glaschaorthach,
Bheistín gléigeal flainín
Haitín íseal Quaker is scléip de bhríste leathair.


The word is "Haitín" and I think it might mean "Haitian" but I'm not sure. It might even be a slur, for which I would be horrified. But I would like to know what it means.

Could someone help me out with this?

Tuar Ceatha
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