selkie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Scots selkie fowk (seal folk).

Noun[edit]

selkie (plural selkies)

  1. (Irish mythology) A seal which can magically transform into a human by shedding its skin.

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Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

selch +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

selkie (plural selkies)

  1. diminutive of selch (common seal, grey seal)

Derived terms[edit]

  • silkie man (male selkie, literally male seal)
  • selkie-wife (female selkie, mermaid, literally female seal)
  • selkie fowk (selkie, literally seal people)

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