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Scottish Gaelic Words for Halloween!

Impress your friends and family by using some Scottish Gaelic words on Halloween! Compiled by Scottish couple, Lauren and Peter, from the travel blog, they have compiled a list of commonly used words for Halloween, along with a Youtube video on the pronunciations and phonetics. Oidhche Shamhna shona dhut!

Oidhche Shamhna – Halloween

Oidhche Shamhna shona dhut (or dhuit) – Happy Halloween!

Taibhs/Taibshe – Ghost

Uilebheist – Monster

Peapag – Pumpkin

Snèap – Turnip

Bana-bhuidseach – Witch

Damhan-allaidh – Spider

Sguab – Broom

Eagalach – Scary

Claigeann – Skull


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Genesis Moss Keefer

Genesis Moss Keefer

My name is Genesis, and I'm an American of Scottish descent. I am also the creator of and the host of the Celebrating Scotland podcast! Like most of you, I have a passion for my Scottish heritage and ancestral history. When not traveling to different Highland Games and Festivals across southern California, you can usually find me listening to bagpipes and drinking Guinness. I have a Master's degree in Scottish Heritage from the University of Aberdeen in addition to being a Fellow with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. I am also a member of the Scottish American Athletics Association in addition to Scottish Heritage USA, and the Clan Campbell Society of North America.
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