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Subject: Re: Wand or wreath or what?
From: Deborah White <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 5 Sep 2000 13:53:50 -0700
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Dennis,

> Irish tambourine?
>
> The second quotation under (a), "he shook his poet's poetic
> rod in the doorway of the town and the doorkeeper heard that
> sound" interestingly suggests that the "flesc" had moving parts,
> perhaps rings or bells, that would jingle or rattle.

I don't know if this is at all relevant, but the jingles on a tambourine are
officially called "zills".

Deborah

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