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  • "My wife is ban-lighiche; she has seen war wi" me, and more.

    Drums of Autumn

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  • ban-lighiche means a female doctor/medicine woman

    July 4, 2014

  • "'It will be no affair for a woman, Mr. Fraser.'

    'Ye called it a matter of bloodshed, did ye no?' Jamie said, a marked edge in his voice. 'My wife is ban-lighiche; she has seen war wi' me, and more. If ye wish me there, she will go with me.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 209

    January 19, 2010