bodach
In British lore, a small creature who lives in the chimney and comes out at night to abduct naughty children

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  • Bodach — A Bodach (Irish IPA| [ˈbɔd̪ˠəx] ; plural Bodaich ) is a mythical spirit or creature, rather like the Bogeyman. The word is a Scottish Gaelic term for old man although historically it was used as a pejorative term to refer to peasants or farmers ( …   Wikipedia

  • bodach —    This vocative would only be used by a Scottish speaker acquainted with Gaelic. It means an old man, though it can also mean a goblin or spectre. In Lillian Beckwith’s The Hills is Lonely, set in the Hebrides, a doctor says to an old man: You… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • bodach — n. old man; rude person; person from the country; specter, ugly mischievous sprite, goblin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bodach — [ bəʊdα:x] noun Scottish & Irish 1》 an old man or peasant. 2》 a ghost. Origin C19 (earlier as buddough): from Sc. Gaelic …   English new terms dictionary

  • bodach — bo·dach …   English syllables

  • bodach — ˈbōdək, ˈbäd noun ( s) Etymology: Irish Gaelic & Scottish Gaelic 1. Scot & Irish : a boorish old man 2. Scot & Irish : goblin, bugaboo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Am Bodach — Infobox Mountain Name = Am Bodach Photo = Am Bodach from Stob Choire a Chairn.jpg Caption = Am Bodach seen from Stob Coire a Chàirn, 1.5 km to the NE. Elevation = 1,032 m (3,386 ft) Location = Highland SCO Range = Mamores Prominence = 151 m… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cailleach — Ceann Caillí ( Hag s Head ), the southernmost tip of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. One of many locations named for the Cailleach.[1] In Irish and Scottish mythology, the …   Wikipedia

  • Mamores — The Mamores are a group of mountains in the Lochaber area of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. They form an east west ridge approximately fifteen kilometres in length lying between Glen Nevis to the north and Loch Leven to the… …   Wikipedia

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