Towards harmony: Wordplay and the Gaelic Reiteach

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The article analyses of a betrothal ritual from Gaelic Scotland which features ritual drama. If taking place at an early stage in negotiations it has the purpose of securing consent. If at a later stage its function is to make the forthcoming match known to a wider family and community group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-192
Number of pages24
JournalTransactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2020


  • Gaelic
  • ritual
  • custom
  • marriage


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