16. An Machtíre agus an tUan agus an Gabhar.

Tháinig machtíre lá ar ghabhar, agus uan dhá deól. “Tá dearúd ort, a uainín,” arsan machtíre. “Ní hé an gabhar san do mháthair. Sin í thall í, féach, i measc na gcaorach.”

“Ní fheadar, i nDomhnach!” arsan t-uan. “B’fhéidir gurbh iúd í thall mo mháthair, ach ní hí ’ thog me. Ní hí ’ chothaigh me. Sid í anso an mháthair do chimeád im bheathaidh me agus is di a leanfad anois.”

An Múineadh.

Má fhágann tú do leanbh le hoiliúint ag duine iasachta ní bheidh agat ar ball ach leanbh iasachta.

Foclóirín

deólaim, deól: “to suck”, often of a child sucking its mother’s teat. Diúlaim, diúl in the CO.
Domhnach: “Sunday”. I nDomhnach, “indeed, forsooth”.
oilim, oiliúint: “to nourish, nurse, rear”. Pronounced /elʹimʹ~ilʹimʹ, elʹu:ntʹ~ilʹu:ntʹ/.
uainín: “little lamb, lambkin”.
uan: “lamb”.

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