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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From gruag, "hair"; girls and young women in the old days of the Highlands went bareheaded before they married, after which they covered their hair with a white kerchief.


gruagach f (genitive singular gruagaich, plural gruagaichean)

  1. A maiden, a girl or a young woman (Now used mainly in love songs).
    "Gruagach Òg an Fhuilt Bhàin" ("Young Maiden of the Fair Hair").


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
gruagach ghruagach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.