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Macbain, Alexander 1855-1907

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Works: 73 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 1,620 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Periodicals  Bibliography  History  Biography  Examinations  Self-instruction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Questions 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL900, 491.63
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Most widely held works by Alexander Macbain
Celtic mythology and religion, with chapters upon Druid circles and Celtic burial by Alexander Macbain( Book )

44 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An etymological dictionary of the Gaelic language by Alexander Macbain( Book )

35 editions published between 1896 and 2004 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website includes an online reproduction of Alexander Macbain's etymological dictionary of the Gaelic language
The Celtic magazine( )

in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Highlanders of Scotland by W. F Skene( Book )

14 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to learn Gaelic, orthographical instructions, grammar, and reading lessons by John Whyte( Book )

16 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Place names, Highlands & islands of Scotland by Alexander Macbain( Book )

6 editions published in 1922 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etymological dictionary of Scottish-Gaelic by Alexander Macbain( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal names and surnames of the town of Inverness by Alexander Macbain( Book )

5 editions published between 1895 and 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Mathesons : with genealogies of the various families by Alexander Mackenzie( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mathesons in the fourteenth century rivalled their neighbors the Mackenzies, but the aggression of the MacDonalds in the fifteenth century broke their power and reduced them to a more limited or minor status. Here, MacBain first deals with the origins and traditions of the chiefly branch of Bennetsfield and the chiefship. He then turns to the Mathesons of Lochalsh and Attadale, including not only the Scottish but also the Canadian branches. He then considers the families of Matheson of Iomaire, of Glas-na-muclach, of Sutherland, and of Shiness, Achany, and the Lews. There are extensive appendices dealing with controversial issues related to the Mathesons, their history, and their geneology. Finally, there is an account of the Matheson tartan and the armorial bearings of the family. Mackenzie's first edition is presented as well because it contains material which was not included in the larger, second edition
Faclair gaidhlig is beurla le Eoghainn Mac Eachainn; Maceachen's Gaelic-English dictionary by Evan Maceachen( Book )

8 editions published between 1902 and 1906 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etymology of the principal Gaelic national names, personal names, surnames : to which is added a disquisition on Ptolemy's Geography of Scotland by Alexander Macbain( Book )

8 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of Gaelic etymology by Alexander Macbain( Book )

4 editions published in 1909 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher grade readings, with outlines of grammar and all the King's scholarship examination papers in Gaelic (1888 to 1904) by Alexander Macbain( Book )

7 editions published in 1905 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaelic reader, with outlines of grammar : for use in higher classes of schools in the Highlands by Alexander Macbain( Book )

5 editions published between 1919 and 1920 in Scottish Gaelic and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliqui Celtic : texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology by Alexander Cameron( Book )

7 editions published in 1894 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read Gaelic : orthographical instructions, reading lessons and grammar by John Whyte( Book )

2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scoto-Celtic studies : essays and papers by Alexander Macbain( Book )

4 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faclair gaidhlic is beurla / Maceachen's Gaelic-English dictionary by Evan Maceachen( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in Scottish Gaelic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Etymological dictionary of Scottish-Gaelic
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Alasdair MacGilleBhin

Alexander Macbain Scottish philologist

Macbain, Alec 1855-1907

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Etymological dictionary of Scottish-GaelicPersonal names and surnames of the town of Inverness