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Gaelic Proverbs

Alexander Nicholson

This book contains close to 4000 proverbs and "familiar phrases", each given in Gaelic along with a translation to English. Where appropriate there are explanatory notes to clarify the meaning; for example how would you interpret "The bagpipe is a miserable widow"? As if that were not enough Nicolson also provided any similar proverbs he was aware of from English, Irish, Welsh and a surprising range of other languages.

A fuller review of this book is also available.

Birlinn Paperback 1998 1874744149 473 Yes Yes

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