Trecheng Breth Féne
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Trí gena ata messu brón: gen snechta oc legad, gen do mná frit íar mbith fhir aili lé, gen chon fhoilmnich. Three smiles that are worse than sorrow: the smile of the snow as it melts, the smile of your wife1 on you after another man has been with her2, the grin of a hound ready to leap at you3.

1 ‘Of a bad woman’, LN.

2 ‘After sleeping with another man’, H.

3 ‘To tear you to pieces’, H. ‘Coming up to devour you’, MB.

2008-06-24 CPD