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Re: Gaelic Question

Poster: Kevin of Thornbury <kevin@maxson.com>

Eric Stoneking wrote:
> A coworker just walked in and wrote the word 'CLADAGH' on my
> whiteboard.  He says it's a Gaelic word associated with a symbol
> sometimes found on jewelry --- a pair of hands supporting a heart, which
> in turn supports a crown.  He's curious about the pronunciation and meaning
> of the word, and now I'm curious about the symbol.  Does anyone out there
> know anything about them?

What I know of the ring is this:

The heart symbolizes love, the hands friendship, the crown loyalty.

If worn on the right hand, heart pointed to fingertips, the wearer is
available.  If pointing inward, the wearer is taken.  If worn on the
left hand, heart pointing to the fingertips, the wearer is enagaged.  If
facing inward on the left heand, the wearer is married.

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