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Proverbs

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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Expressions and a proverb, 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/142
Scope and Contents Expressions of contrasting states: 'bho aoin gu anmhuinn', 'bho reite gu areite' and 'bho shocair gu an-shocair' and a proverb beginning 'Is truagh nach robh mo bhathadh air bean a ghlugain'.
Dates: 1891

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891

Story entitled 'A Mhaighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Shawbost, 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/144
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Mhaighdean Mhara' about a mermaid who followed sea-cattle ashore at Siabost [Shawbost, Eilean Le├▓dhais /Isle of Lewis]. It was customary for them to sprinkle urine between the sea-cattle and the shore, to stop them from returning to the sea. The sea-cattle were taken to a farm nearby and the mermaid followed. On observing the woman of the farm cleanning fish she said, 'Nigh[e] is glan gu math an t-iasg, Is ioma biasd a tha 's a mhuir', [Wash and clean well the fish, there is...
Dates: 1891