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Old 03-22-2016, 02:02 AM
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Can't it be done word for word ? It is indo-european...

De cognate Deity ..
Yup. From Latin, Deus.

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deis, right hand , cognate "dextra" ?
Again, yup, though this time it's not from Latin. Rather, both the Latin and the Irish are from a common Indo-European root.

Curiously, the Irish and Latin works for "left hand" are unrelated.

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"dilis" faithful, cognate diligent ?
Diligent is cognate, but distantly. Dílis doesn't suggest faithful in the sense of dutiful, assiduous, which is what diligent suggests to me. Rather it suggests faithful in the sense of loving, rejoicing in, taking constant delight in.

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hanam . heart ? Or man ?
Neither. Cognate with Latin animus, soul or spirit.

and anam probably come straight from Latin, and arrive with Christianity. Dílis and deis are older.