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AITHBHREAC f Scottish Gaelic, Medieval Scottish
Older form of OIGHRIG
. Aithbhreac was the given name of the author of the earliest extant poetry in Scottish Gaelic by a poetess. Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal (1430-80) wrote a famous poem to eulogise her late husband.
ARTAGAN m Scottish Gaelic
A diminutive of the Gaelic name ARTAIR
, which is thought to mean "bear" or "stone". Also refers to the ancient Celtic word "art" which has three meanings: "a stone", "God" and "noble".
BÁINE f & m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
MALAMHÌN f Scottish Gaelic
Most likely coined by James Macpherson (1736-1796), the Scottish antiquarian poet who published works allegedly translated from the ancient Gaelic bard OSSIAN
. Macpherson seems to have based the name on Scottish Gaelic mala
"brow, eyebrow" and mìn
"smooth, soft", intending it to mean "smooth brow"... [more]
SHANACHIE f & m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Irish word for "a skilled teller of tales or legends, especially Gaelic ones." From the Scots Gaelic word seanachaidh
, from Old Irish senchaid
, variant of senchae
, meaning historian, derived from sen
, meaning old.