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