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Superstition about women combing their hair including a saying, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/265

Scope and Contents

Superstition about women combing their hair that they should not do so after dark on a Sunday night and a saying that a young woman with friends at sea should not comb her hair at night on 'Luan-Dhomnuich', which Carmichael queries as being the Sunday for giving alms to the poor. He also notes that 'La[tha] nam Marbh' is the day preceding 'La[tha] Samhna' when 'the dead stretch out their hand for relief on that day'.


  • Creation: 1884

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 76v, line 4 to folio 77r, line 12

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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