Irish vs Italian - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between irish and italian
is that irish
is (as plural) the irish people while italian
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?
(en proper noun
The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
- Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland
* Ulster Irish
* Munster Irish
* Connacht Irish
(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:
* 1947 , Hy Heath, John Lange, (Clancy Lowered the Boom) :
- But her Irish was up too high to do any thing with her, and so I quit trying.
whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
* 1889 , , (Three Men In A Boat) :
- Whenever he got his Irish up, Clancy lowered the boom.
- 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.
* Use Irishman or Irishwoman for one singular person.
Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
Pertaining to the Irish language.
(derogatory) nonsensical, daft or complex.
- Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.
- "A number of derogatory nicknames began to emerge, including "Irish confetti" for thrown bricks, and "Irish kiss" for a slap" (Wisegeek.com)
* Irish coffee
* Irish cream
* Irish slam
* Irish joke
Irish–English Dictionary]: from [http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/ Webster’s Dictionary — the Rosetta Edition.
Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
* Italian cloth
* Italian iron
* Italian juice
An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.
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(en proper noun
The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
* Old Italian