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Charm for milk, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/15

Scope and Contents

Charm for milk entitled 'An Toraman (For Milk)' beginning 'Buaini mise an toraman' 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 five lines. A comment in English states that Màiri saw the plant mentioned in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] but not in North Uist. Text scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.


  • Creation: 1877

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 5r, line 6 to folio 5r, line 13


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp. 90-91.
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

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