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Scottish Gaelic fairy or weeper, similar to the bean nighe. It may be heard wailing in the darkness near a waterfall before catastrophe overtakes a clan; sometimes portrayed in stories of the massacre at Glencoe, north Strathclyde, formerly Argyllshire (1692). Perhaps identical with the caoineag, caointeach, and caointeag.

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