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Vocabulary note about the word 'Bralosgadh' and accompanying poem, 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/100

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the word 'Bralosgadh' describing it as 'a great heap of every sort of fuel or combustibles collected on an eminence on marriage occasions or on the coming of age of Chiefs'. He states that 'bonfire' is the closest word to it he knows and as an example of its use gives a saying and a poem, which begins 'Nuair a chaidh iad do'n ghleann, 'sa leag iad damh sheang'.


  • Creation: 1895

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 108r line 14 to folio 108v, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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