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Saying entitled 'Fairies', 1895

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/72

Scope and Contents

Saying entitled 'Fairies' beginning 'Naogh naoghanan a deol nan cioch'. The saying attributes nine nines of years [eighty one years] to each stage of life. Carmichael sums up that the lifespan for fairies would be 567 years. Text was written in ink and scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 1895

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 39r, line 1 to folio 39r, line 11

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW1/71 - a version of this item in English

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. II (Edinburgh, 1900), p. 334

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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