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Charm for cattle and vocabulary note, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/10

Scope and Contents

Charm for cattle entitled 'Or na Buachileac' [Buachailleachd] beginning 'Cuir mise sprei so romham' probably collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The charm is composed of thirteen lines and a vocabulary note reads 'Casacurra = Neverfailing feet'. Text scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.


  • Creation: 1877

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 4r, line 1 to folio 4r, line 15


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol I (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 274-275.
Stiùbhart, Domhnall Uilleam, 'Màiri Bhreac agus Gàidsear an Fhèilidh: Màiri Stiùbhart, Alasdair MacGilleMhìcheil, na thug i seachad, agus na rinn e leis', Scottish Gaelic Studies, xxiv (2008), pp. 551-571.

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