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Vocabulary list titled 'Coir anan san'. Copy 2, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/12

Scope and Contents

A list of words, which may have been used to compile notes on Gaelic manuscripts, or was in preparation for a dictionary. As well as translations and explanations in English for most listed words*, there is a note of which manuscript and on which page of the manuscript the word can be found.

The word list starts at A: annoid. There is no translation given for this word, but it is probably cognate with modern Scottish Gaelic word annaid, which refers to an historic church site.

The word list ends at G: Gaodhul, which does not have a translation listed with it, but is possibly cognate with the modern Scottish Gaelic word Gàidheal, meaning 'Gaelic-speaker', 'Highlander', or 'someone from a Goidelic-speaking community, including those in Ireland and the Isle of Man'.

*Some words have no translations or explanations, suggesting that the list is incomplete

Dates

  • Creation: Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

Words in Scottish Gaelic

Translations and explanations in English

Physical Description

The paper is in good condition, though many pages are discoloured. There is no binding, so modern string is used to keep the pages together. The ink is unfaded, though the handwriting may require some concentration to decipher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

54 pages

Previous reference

Mackinnon C.1(7)

Physical Description

The paper is in good condition, though many pages are discoloured. There is no binding, so modern string is used to keep the pages together. The ink is unfaded, though the handwriting may require some concentration to decipher.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: None; modern string used to hold pages together

Dimensions

19.7 cm x 25.7 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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