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Thread #27966   Message #345823
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
23-Nov-00 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Bodhran history
Subject: RE: Help: Bodhran history
Bodhrans were originally used for sorting wheat from chaff; you shook the wheat up and the lighter chaff blew away. The English name for the implement in the times when it was used was a dildurn. Bodhran (with a sine fada on the "a") means "little deafener".