Irish vs Italian - What's the difference?

irish | italian |


As nouns the difference between irish and italian

is that irish is (as plural) the irish people while italian is .

As a proper noun irish

is the goidelic language indigenous to ireland, also known as irish gaelic.

As an adjective irish

is pertaining to or originating from ireland or the irish people.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

irish

English

(wikipedia Irish)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
  • Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland
  • (surname)
  • Derived terms

    * Ulster Irish * Munster Irish * Connacht Irish

    Noun

    (-)
  • (as plural) The Irish people.
  • (obsolete) A board game of the tables family.
  • (US) Temper; anger, passion.
  • * 1834 , (David Crockett), A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett , Nebraska (1987), page 65:
  • But her Irish was up too high to do any thing with her, and so I quit trying.
  • * 1947 , Hy Heath, John Lange, (Clancy Lowered the Boom) :
  • Whenever he got his Irish up, Clancy lowered the boom.
  • *
  • whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
  • * 1889 , , (Three Men In A Boat) :
  • Harris said he'd had enough oratory for one night, and proposed that we should go out and have a smile, saying that he had found a place, round by the square, where you could really get a drop of Irish worth drinking.

    Usage notes

    * Use Irishman or Irishwoman for one singular person.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
  • Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.
  • Pertaining to the Irish language.
  • (derogatory) nonsensical, daft or complex.
  • "A number of derogatory nicknames began to emerge, including "Irish confetti" for thrown bricks, and "Irish kiss" for a slap" (Wisegeek.com)

    Derived terms

    * Irish coffee * Irish cream * Irishly * Irish slam * Irish joke

    See also

    * Erse * Gaelic * (ga) * Language list

    Anagrams

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    italian

    English

    (wikipedia Italian) (Italian)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * Italian cloth * Italian iron * Italian juice

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.}}

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
  • Derived terms

    * Old Italian

    See also

    * (it) * Language list