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The modern spelling is "Uaine."
-- Kosta  5/10/2006
Pronounced "OO-a-nya."
-- Kosta  5/10/2006
Actually green in Irish Gaelic is ''glas'', not Uaithne.
-- someone006  10/21/2006
In Irish Gaelic (at least, according to what I learned), "glas" means a natural green and "uaine" is used for artificial things (clothing, etc.) This seems to be an oversimplification.
-- Kosta  4/6/2007
I say it "WAH-nya".

And "uaine" is the word for green in Scots Gaelic (as a general color, while "gorm" (literally "blue") is used for dark green and "glas" (literally "grey") for light green).
-- gaelruadh19  1/10/2007
Another pronunciation is "WEN-ya."
-- Kosta  5/16/2007
-- LMS  5/16/2016

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