bha siud ann uaireigin

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Phrase[edit]

bha siud ann uaireigin

  1. once upon a time
    Bha siud ann uaireigin duine a bha... - Once upon a time there was a man who was... (literally "Once there was a man who was...")

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often siud is replaced by the person, animal, thing etc that "there once was":
    Bha boireannach ann uaireigin leis an robh... - Once upon a time there was a woman who had... (literally "Once there was a woman who had...")
    Bha starrag ann uaireigin a bha... - Once upon a time there was a crow who was... (literally "Once there was a crow who was...")