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Vocabulary note entitled 'Liu', 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/46

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note entitled 'Liu' written by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, describing it as a word of 'extensive meaning' and giving several examples including the card game called 'Liu' and a British fish of the same name also known as 'Iasg Bantighearn' or 'Lady Fish' on account of its 'deliciousness'. He states 'Evidently it [liu] means to sweep away, to cancel to banish to displace'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1894

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 14r, line 9 to folio 14v, line 7

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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