Quaaltagh vs Qualtagh - What's the difference?

quaaltagh | qualtagh | Alternative forms |

Quaaltagh is an alternative form of qualtagh.

quaaltagh

Not English

Quaaltagh has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

English words similar to 'quaaltagh':

qualtagh

qualtagh

English

(First-foot)

Alternative forms

* quaaltagh

Noun

  • The first person one encounters, either after leaving one's home or (sometimes) outside one's home, especially on New Year's Day.
  • * 1892 , John Rhys, Manx Folk-lore and superstitions'', in ''Folk-lore , volume 3, page 79:
  • The following is what I have learnt by inquiry as to the qualtagh : all are agreed that he must not be a woman or girl, called at a house in Castletown on the morning of New Year's Day, and he chanced to be the qualtagh.
  • * (rfdate), O. Harrison / Johnson, The Isle-iad; or, King Orry's Banquet'', quoted in 1903 in ''The English Dialect Dictionary , volume 4 (M-Q), page 667:
  • Who would the ‘Qualtagh’ to a parish be?
  • * 1894', (T. H.) Hall Caine, in the ''Manxman'', part 2, page 2, quoted in '''1903 in ''The English Dialect Dictionary , volume 4 (M-Q), page 667:
  • I should be the first-foot here, only I'm no use as a qualtagh .
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  • See also

    * first footing

    References

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