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Vocabulary note and story about the name Cruaicean, 18 May 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/101

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Cruaicean. He states that it is 'applied to a short thick stout man of considerable strength. Cruaic a short stump of a tree or a course (sic) piece of timber'. A man from Rona, North Uist [RĂ²naigh/Ronay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who was known as Cruaicean emigrated to America with his family about sixty years before [c1835] where they are known as 'Clann Chruaicean'.


  • Creation: 18 May 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 108v, line 19 to folio 109r, line 10

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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