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Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen - Lament of the Sea (English translation)

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Gaelic (Irish Gaelic)

Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen - Lament of the Sea

Caoineadh,
Caoineadh,
Caoineadh na mara...
[3x and repeated in background]
 
Éist leis an ghaoth
Tá sí ag caoineadh
Éistigí [2x]
 
/Amen...
Requiem...
[repeated until end]
 
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine
Et lux perpetua luceat eis [2x]
 
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine...
Requiem...
 
Submitted by hunhxc on Mon, 23/04/2018 - 20:38
Last edited by hunhxc on Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:40
Submitter's comments:

Slash in lyrics mirrors that in the title.

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English translation

The sea's lament/Amen

A lament,
a lament,
the sea's lament
[3x and repeated in background]
 
Listen to the wind,
it is lamenting.
Listen [2x]1
 
/Amen...
Rest...
[repeated until end]
 
Give eternal rest to them, Lord,
and may they be lit by eternal light [x2]
 

Give eternal rest to them, Lord...
Rest...

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Submitted by michealt on Wed, 25/04/2018 - 03:32
Added in reply to request by hunhxc
Author's comments:

I guess translating the Latin as well as the Irish is mostly harmless; but I drew the line at "Amen": After all the traslators of the West Saxon Gospels dropped the practice of translating the word "amen" from Latin (and also from Greek "ἀμήν", as Greek was what what most early Christian documents were written in) into (Old) English words or phrases like "Sóðlice", or "Swá hit ys", or "Swá be hit", or "Sy it swa" more than 1000 years ago and simply translated "amen" as "amen"; and their new practise became, over the next few hundred years, the generally accepted standard way of translating "amen".

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hunhxc    Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:40

Many thanks! And I completely agree with your translating Latin but "amen".