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Vocabulary note for Grigne [colony or number] and accompanying verse, 10 February 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/76

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, aged 79 years, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist for Grigne describing it as a colony or a number and in some places stating that a sieve was called a grigne. What appears to be a verse reads 'Rionag an Righ, Rionag na madaine, Rionag a bhauch[aille], Nighean ri mheangain sa triuir leam sa cu sa gille sa cocair.'


  • Creation: 10 February 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 51v, line 1 to folio 51v, line 7

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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