The Body and its Parts

michangelo's David
Statue of David by Michaelangelo

While falling asleep start from the head down and name each body part in Irish. See how many words you remember. Try to learn a new word or two each night.

Méar Fingers

handlamhlah-v
index fingercorrmhéarcorvair
middle fingerméar fhadamare ah-duh
pinkylúidínlou jean
ring fingerméar fáinnemare fawn ye
thumbordógor doe g

More Body Parts!

arm lav(a) lamh
arm pitask-kill ascaill
ass tointone
anklecaol coiskeel cush(ion)
backdrum drom
backboneslat drum-uhslat droime
body corp(se)corp
breast brull-luck brollach, ucht
bridge of nosekeel s row ncaol srón
chin s-mig smig
ear clue uscluas
earlobebug clue-us-uhbog cluaise
elbow ill-linnuillinn
eye sue le(t)suile
eyeball mug-el sue-luhmogall súile
eyebrowmala mala
eyelashfour-uh fabhra
eyelid kai-pea-n sue-luh caipín na súile
foot cusscos
foreskin for-crack-inforchraiceann
hairgrew iggruaig
headkey-ow-nceann
handlahvlamh
kidney due-awnduán
knee glue-in glúin
knucklealtalt
lip lip-uhliopa
nailyoung uhionga
neck minallmuineál
nose s-row-nsron
nostril pole srow-nuh poll sroine
palm (of hand)busbos
penis bud bud
shouldergwal-linngualainn
stomock

bull (v)ogue

bolg

tail air-a-bulleireaball
temple (of head)are-uhara
toemare cushméar cois
tongue tangateanga
tooth fee (b)uckle fiacail
knucklealtalt
waiste come coim
wrist keel-love caol lamh

Body Organs

liver(h)ayae
appendix a pin-dick aipindic
blood vessel fill-uh-dawn fuileadán
braininchinnink-in
colon d-row-lan drólann
heartcree(d)croi
intestine poo-toe-g pútóg
kidneyáraaura
liverae(h)ay
lungsca-vogue scamhóg
vagina faighinfan

Colorful examples

póg mo thoin: po(et) gu(t) mu(t) hoe own kiss my ass
eireaball mo suil: air (h)u(t) ball mu(t) sue+l the corner of my eye
Background Music: Planxty George Brabazon