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Macbain, Alexander 1855-1907

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Works: 84 works in 319 publications in 4 languages and 1,735 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Periodicals  Bibliography  History  Biography  Examinations  Self-instruction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Questions 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 )

50 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 245 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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1902 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Skene was one of the most distinguished and influential of the 19th-century historians who first looked at the people and culture of the Highlands of Scotland and sought not only to record but also to analyze and understand that culture. He was the author of Ancient Gaelic poetry, The chronicles of the Picts and Scots, Celtic Scotland, and many more works. This revised edition of his Highlanders contains extensive notes, bringing the text up to date, pointing out errors, and generally making it more in line with scholarship in the early 20th century"--Container
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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliquiæ celticæ; texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology left by the late Rev. Alexander Cameron, LL. D., ed. by Alexander Macbain, M.A., and Rev. John Kennedy by Alexander Cameron( Book )

10 editions published between 1892 and 1894 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are 6,900 words discussed in this dictionary. Readers will find a pure lexicon of Scottish-Gaelic, purged of the Irish words that are often thrown into dictionaries of this sort. Two thirds of the vocabulary include native Gaelic and Celtic words. This extensive work is founded on the Highland Society's Gaelic Dictionary
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 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1902 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 41 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
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 )

5 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 25 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 24 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

Reliquiæ celticæ : texts, papers and studies in Gaelic literature and philology left by the late Rev. Alexander Cameron, LL. D. by Alexander Cameron( Book )

6 editions published in 1892 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Highland monthly( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Etymological dictionary of Scottish-Gaelic
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Alasdair MacGilleBhàin

Alexander Macbain Scottish philologist

Macbain, Alec 1855-1907

MacBain, Alexander 1855-1907

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