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Charm against the evil eye, 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/14

Scope and Contents

Charm against the evil eye entitled 'Mòthan' beginning 'Buaini mise mòan buadhor' 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 six lines. Text scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.

Dates

  • 1877

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 4v, line 23 to folio 5r, line 5

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW7/41 - a transcribed version of this charm.

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 110-115.
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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