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Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/49
Scope and Contents Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it 'enters fr[om] the sea long dist[ance] natural [cave]'.

Etymological and geographical note for Creaga Loisgte, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/146
Scope and Contents Etymological and geographical note collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula stating that Creaga Loisgte got its name from being the place where kelp was first burnt, by an Irishman called Ruari na Luath. He had come to the islands to teach kelp-making. Hector says that this was the best place for giomaich and crubagan [lobster and crab] and that potatos and bere [barley] are now grown there. His wife's great...

Etymological note for the placename 'Tir Laidhgeann', c1893

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/85
Scope and Contents Etymological note for the placename 'Tir Laidhgeann', which reads 'Lathacan = Laithgeann = Tir Laidhgeann Lismore. Several saints of this name. See 121p[age] Book of Hymns.'

Etymological note on Dun Fraoin, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/68
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Dun Fraoin is so cal[led] from Fraon one of the Feinne.' [Dùn Fraoin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.]

Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', c1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/109
Scope and Contents Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', including mentions of 'Anaghlas = milk and water' and 'Glas-sheile = water brash' and a note that there is a 'Dubh-ghlas in Leanndaidh Lennox where some say Arthur fought his 3[r]d 4th and 5th battles.' [Douglas Water, Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn/Dunbartonshire]

Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin', March 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/21
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin'.

Etymology for the place Dullan Water, Aberdeenshire, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/77
Scope and Contents Etymology for the place Dullan Water, Aberdeenshire, noting that its meaning is 'dullan being from dubh black and alan water black'.

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, August 1903 to July 1904

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...