Definition of Selkie

1. Noun. (Irish mythology) A seal which can magically transform into a human. ¹



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Definition of Selkie

1. a creature in Scottish and Irish folklore [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selkie

selfsameness
selfsamenesses
selfsecure
selfsimilar
selfslaughter
selfsome
selfstanding
selfward
selfwards
seliciclib
selictar
selictars
seligmannite
selion
selions
selkie (current term)
selkies
sell
sell-by date
sell-out
sell-outs
sell-through
sell a bargain
sell down
sell down the river
sell ice to Eskimos
sell like hot cakes
sell my clothes, I'm going to heaven
sell off
sell on

Literary usage of Selkie

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1. Poetry, Grades 5-6 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Linda Armstrong, Jill Norris (2005)
"The poem they will read next, "The Great selkie of Skule Skerry," was originally written to be sung as a ballad, or a story told in song. ..."

2. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1894)
"I1 am a man apo' de land, I am a selkie i' de sea; Me heem it is de Soola-Skerry, ... An' he may prick or club me bairn, When he's a selkie i' de sea. ..."

3. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1893)
"And it was this class of larger seals that were called 'selkie folk,' because ... Others held that the selkie folk were human beings, who, for some grave ..."

4. The Scottish Antiquary, Or, Northern Notes & Queries edited by Arthur Washington Cornelius Hallen, John Horne Stevenson (1894)
"I am a man apo' de land, I am a selkie i' de sea; Me heem it is de Soola-Skerry, An' a' dats dare is under me. An' I am king o' a' de folk, An' la' tae dem ..."

5. Orkney and Shetland Miscellany of the Viking Club by Viking Society for Northern Research (1908)
"Wan selkie skin wis lyin' bae itsel', so, heth, ... oot i' the selkie tong, for am teelin" thee the selkies can spaek tae ane anither as weel as thee or me ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1882)
"The selkie- women are human beings temporarily transformed into seals, and are usually called " Finns." I believe them to be a fanciful cross- 1 The ..."

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