Curious Language Links – Battle Cry

The Irish for Battle-Cry, Slúagh-ghairm, is pronounced [sloo-ah-hahrm]. The most common word used in Irish battle-cries was abú [ah-boo] meaning Hooray! or Forever! It comes from the words, buaigh/buaidh [boo-ee] and bua [boo-ah], meaning to win, victory or triumph. Interesting that modern military cries of “Booyah! Oorah! Hooah! & Hooyah!” all sound like the Irish… Continue reading Curious Language Links – Battle Cry