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Kate Forsyth Glossary - Witches of Eileanan Series
By Nora Kirkeby
Jan 23, 2004, 13:05 PST




Witches of Eileanan Vocabulary Translations

The following glossary is presented as a companion to Kate Forsyth's Witches of Eileanan series.  We hope that it helps make your reading easier as you make your way through these wonderful fantasy books.  Happy reading from the staff at ClassBrain.  Compiled by Nora Kirkeby.

Also, take a look at Kate's glossary at her website: Kate Forsyth's Glossary for the Witches of Eileanan
To go to her main page, click here: Kate Forsyth's website

 

 

Witches of Eileanan Glossary

from the Kate Forsyth books

 

auld

old

Auld Clootie, Archfiend

devil

bairn

child

Banprionnsa

high lors daughter/heir

bangh

queen

bonny

good

cluricaun

magical creature who enjoys music

colour

color

dai

dad

dai dein

father

dinna

do not

dost

does

goddess

faeries

fairies

Fairgean

race of violent mermaid-like creatures

fraitching

fretting

geas

a life long debt in which a person must do as you say

gillie

servant devoted to a person for life

gowk

insulting term similar to idiot

greet

grieve

haunt

hollow, cave or shelter

honour

honor

jongluer

traveling performance artists somewhat like the classic story book gypsies

ken

know

kent

known

kirtle

dress

laddiekins

young boys

leannan

love

mam

mom

naught

not

n

not

of

och

oh

plaid

shawl like article of clothing whs color or patter identifies your clan or employer

plait

braid

prionnsa, laird

lord

gh

king

tam shanter

article of clothing that conceals ons hair

Theurgia

school for magical education. The only theurgias that still stand are the, the Towers of Roses and Thorns, the Tower of Mists, the Tower of Horse lairds (man), and the Tower of Two Moons and the only ones that are still operating are the Tower of Two Moons and the Tower of Horse lairds (man).  The Tower of Searchers, the Tower of Storms, the Tower of Dreamers and the Tower of Ravens were all destroyed by Maya.

thine

your

thou, ye

you

uile bheist

terrible name for a magical creature somewhat like the term monster

wee

little

 


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