Mermaid enchanting the young fisherman into the deeps.
The Scottish Word:


Are ye a selkie-wife or frae the fin folk that yir sae fair faured ahn wi sic a glamourie smile?

Ahn is yer hame by yon skerries under the silken moon?

Ahn can I huv mha oars back please.


selkie-wife: of the seal people, female. From the Celtic folk tales of a type of seals that can take on human form.

Are you a female from the seal people or are you from the mermaid folk that you’re so beautifully featured and have such an enchanting smile?

And is your home by those sharp rocks surrounded by deep water under the silky moon just over there?

And please can I have my oars back please.

The Scottish Word: selkie-wife with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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