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ialtag
f
ialtagan
bat
(Chiroptera spp.)
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ialtag chluasach
f
ialtagan cluasach
brown long-eared bat
(Plecotus auritus)
ialtag chumanta
f
ialtagan cumanta
pipistrelle bat
(Pipistrellus spp.)
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ialtag mh˛r
f
ialtagan m˛ra
noctule bat
(Nyctalus noctula)
iasg
m
Ŕisg
fish
iasgair-slaite
m
iasgairean-slaite
angler
Traditionally, a female angler would be 'ban-iasgair-slaite'.
ibhig
f
shield-fern
Cameron derives it from ibh 'a drink', as it was taken for worms. More info on our Ferns and their Allies project - gaelic.snh.gov.uk/foillseachaidhean/goireasan/
ibhig bhog
f
soft shield-fern
(Polystichum setiferum)
More info on our Ferns and their Allies project - gaelic.snh.gov.uk/foillseachaidhean/goireasan/
ibhig chruaidh
f
hard shield-fern
(Polystichum aculeatum)
More info on our Ferns and their Allies project - gaelic.snh.gov.uk/foillseachaidhean/goireasan/
ibhig chuilinn
f
holly-fern
(Polystichum lonchitis)
More info on our Ferns and their Allies project - gaelic.snh.gov.uk/foillseachaidhean/goireasan/
impire corcarach
m
impirean corcarach
Emperor moth
(Saturnia pavonia)
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iolair(e) bhuidhe
f
iolairean buidhe
golden eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)
There are 276 Gaelic place-names in Scotland which name the iolaire 'eagle'. Over two-thirds are thought to represent the golden eagle and the remainder the white-tailed sea eagle.
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iolair(e)-mhara
f
iolair(e) s¨il na grŔine f
iolairean-mara, iolairean s¨il na grŔine
sea eagle / white-tailed eagle
(Haliaeetus albicilla)
There are 276 Gaelic place-names in Scotland which name the iolaire 'eagle'. Over two-thirds are thought to represent the golden eagle and the remainder the white-tailed sea eagle.
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iolair(e)-uisge
f
iolair-iasgaich f
iolairean-uisge, iolairean-iasgaich
osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
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Ionad de Shuim Sh˛nraichte Shaidheansail (ISSS)
m
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
ionaltradh anmoch
m
late grazing
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iteach
m
cl˛imh f
plumage
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iteodha
hemlock
(Conium maculatum)
Can be masculine or feminine.
iubhar
m
iogh
iubharan
yew
(Taxus baccata)
Iogh is the letter 'i' in the Gaelic alphabet.
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