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Vocabulary note for tadpole, dragonfly and some plants, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/133

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note for dragonfly and some plants collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann. The note includes 'Ceanna-Phollan', 'C[eanna] Simid' [both meaning tadpole] and gives 'Tarbh-Narach' as a term for dragonfly and describes its size. It gives 'Cluas an Fheidh' as possibly 'Harts tongue', 'Caol Phail' as a plant of three feet high or more and 'Meac-an-mor' as being 'Like Leeks'.


  • Creation: 24 June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 28v, line 7 to folio 28v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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