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Pother

or Bother. Mr. Garnett states this to be a Celtic word, and says it often occurs in the Irish translations of the Bible, in the sense of to be grieved or troubled in mind. (Greek, pŏtheo, to regret.)

“Friends, cried the umpire, cease your pother,

The creature’s neither one nor tʹother.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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