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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Linear A and B

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 95 words.

By fairly early in the second millennium b.c.e., the Minoans on Crete possessed a form of writing we refer

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Aengus

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 11 words.

A variant spelling of Angus preferred by W. B. Yeats.

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Adene

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 10 words.

A variant of Étaín favoured by W. B. Yeats.

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dipping

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 9 words.

see (a) BOOK (DIVINATION WITH), (b) COUNTING-OUT RHYMES.

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cerd

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 16 words.

OIr. word meaning (a) craftsman, artisan; (b) handicraft, art, skill, accomplishment, feat. See CRAFTSMAN.

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gilla

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 78 words.

OIr. word for (a) youth of an age to bear arms, (b) servant, messenger, gilly. Initially

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Aileel

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 14 words.

A variant of Ailill used by W. B. Yeats and other Anglo-Irish writers.

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Dhoya

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 91 words.

Character in an early (1891) short story by W. B. Yeats. A Fomorian giant abandoned by his comrades

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giolla

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 44 words.

ModIr. word for (a) youth, (b) page, gilly, manservant; cf. OIr. gilla. With an epithet this

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Irish World-Chronicle

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 65 words.

A fragment of this early annal survives in Rawlinson MS B 488 of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, along with the

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