Máthair etha aig...
Máthair etha aig, athair saille snechta.
(mother * of grain * ice * father * of bacon * snow)
Ice is the mother of grain, snow is the father of bacon.
These lines come from a short passage of weather wisdom in “Tecosca Cormaic”, §17. The word translated “bacon” can also mean salted meat in general.
Topics: Proverbial Sayings